Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 723  Street: Indian Hill (was 722 Wooster Pike) Name: G. W. Corey House
Family: FOR RENT Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: N
Built: circa 1877  Sec: 29 Sub: Columbia Lot: R2-T5-S29 S 1/2
Architect:  Cont/Builder:
#Owners: 5F Original Use: Residential  Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
1965/6 - remodeled bar room and installed bath.  Vinyl siding (Contractor: Delie Richardson).  1969 - wrecked   40' x 25' barn and built 32' x 24' detached garage.     1975 - built a tool shed.  (all 3 additions done for the Smiths)  1996 - Griffins built a tool shed.   1996 - permit for Tim Griffin to add a new building - tool shed? 
Current Owner: Eric & Jennifer Muench Date Fr: 2003 Date To: 
Original Owner: George W. Corey from John S. Highlands Date Fr: 1876 Date To: 
Owner 1: Charles E., Rachel, & Clifford Corey (see deeds) Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 1943
Owner 2: William F. "Bill" & Alice A. Funke Date Fr 2: 1943 Date To 2: 1953
Owner 3: Mary Shafer Smith (& Harold)   Date Fr 3: 1953 Date To 3: 1989
Owner 4: Rodger K. & Deborah N. Davis Date Fr 4: 1989 Date To 4: 1993
Owner 5: Timothy D. & Catherine Griffin Date Fr 5: 1993 Date To 5: 2003
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1975 Owner:  Mary Shafer Smith
Description: 2 story Victorian, cement under siding, gable roof, "The Corey House" (was 722 Wooster):  9 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Story 1: Information found in a History of the TP Garden Club compiled by Diana Duden.  Evidently in 1932 the Club needed to raise money for a variety of projects.  One way they did so was with an Antique Show and dinner in the Community House.  "A gold necklace, property of Mrs. Rachel Corey, 97, of Terrace Place, whose husband, a "49'er" , mined the gold from which the gift to his wife was made, climaxed human interest in the exhibit."  So George Corey of the Cory Subdivision had been a "49'er"! 
Story 2: See 722 Wooster Pike for Census.
Story 3: "Charlie Cornish told me years ago that 722 Wooster was the first house west of the Allegheny Mountains built using concrete.  I have no idea if there is any truth to this.  Charlie's and Kate's father was a builder and the information came through him I think.  (from Patti Normile)  This may very well be true!
Story 4: ???This is where George Washington Corey grew up.  (Probably not correct since this house and 722 & 726 he built on Park are built to at least very similar plans.  Thus they were probably built when George was an adult and building houses.)  He is the builder of 715, 722, 726 and 729 Park as well as the Baptist Church, now the Community House.  George's second wife, Rachel, came here in 1877.  (Conflicting information: if George grew up in the house, how could his second wife have come there the same year the house was perhaps built?)  It would; make sense that it was built by G. W. Corey [another one of his concrete houses, very similar to 722 Park] for him and his second wife, rather than his growing up here.  Was there a different house here first where he grew up?  Needs investigation.)
Story 5:  George Washington Corey's 2nd wife, Rachel, was born 5 February 1834.  She died on 6 February 1934, the day  after the village gave her a big 100th year birthday party in the Community House.  
Story 6: At one time this address was known as Alice Funke property (widow of William Funke).  Approximately 5.5 acres: 340 ft. on Wooster Pike and 496 ft. on Indian Hill Road.  Has white cement house and a 3 room tenant house.  (Source: Planning & Zoning, September 24, 1953, with request to return to business zoning from residential.)
Story 7: Mary L. Smith was born 28 December 1916 & died (aged 75 years) 30 June 1992, buried 6 July 1992 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, Staley-Crowe Funeral Home.  
Story 8: This home of Mr. & Mrs. (Catherine) Timothy Griffin was on the 1994 Sunday December 4 "Holiday Home Tour through Terrace Park" TP Garden Club House Tour.  Homes were open from 1-4 PM and tickets were $5.  The Community House was open for ticket sales, Fresh Holiday Greens sale, Refreshments and Restrooms.   (Open 1990 with Wooster Pike address)
1939 Map: line but no name (722 Wooster Pike until 1994/5)
1942 Map: Baldwin & Schaefer Brown
1951/3 Map: Alice Funke & Mrs. Nellie McCormick
1959 Directory:  
1960 Directory:  
1962-88 Directories: Harold & Mary Smith    (Sold 1989)
1990-91 Direct: Rodger & Debbie Davis
1992-93 Direct: "       (moved to 440 Elm and then to 824 Yale)
1994-2003 Directories: Tim & Cary Griffin (address changed at this time to 723 Indian Hill Road)  (Sold 2003)
2004-12 Directories: Eric & Jennifer Muench