Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 611  Street: Lexington Name: 
Family: FOR SALE Owner Info: Y
Built: 1930 Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's 3rd BL 17 Lot: 36, 39, 40, 43, 44, 47
Architect: Joseph F. Jung Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 4 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
1959 - added living room and 1st and 2nd floor baths and Florida room (Carl Strauss, architect).  1987 - added kitchen, library, family room and master bedroom (William C. Fielder, architect; Don Barnes, builder).  1992 - added 2 car garage, gazebo/porch and courtyard.  1993 - permit for Robert A. Haines to build a 9' x 9' pool house & gazebo.  1993 - added pool with  brick walls and "British pub" in the basement.
Current Owner:  Date Fr: 2016 Date To: 
Original Owner: Cecil A. Duell (Cathryn A. Duell in 1941) Date Fr: 1928 Date To: 1947
Owner 1: Dwight H. & Lola Juanita Short  Date Fr 1: 1947 Date To 1: 1987
Owner 2: Robert A. Jr. & Sharon W. Haines Date Fr 2: 1987 Date To 2: 1998
Owner 3: Richard P. & Charla A. Thomas Date Fr 3: 1998 Date To 3: 2016
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1975 Owner:  Dwight H. & L. Juanita Short
Description: 2 1/2 story brick and stone French Norman Country Manor, slate with steep gables roof; with pool, gazebo and patio: 4 bedrooms.
Story 1: Cecil Duell helped design the house.  He was a stone carver and added his stone carving to the house: crests, corner quoins and arched lintels.  The eagle in back was done for a downtown bank and then not used there.  He had his stone carving studio in the 2nd floor loft and moved stones there from his truck in the garage with a pulley system, still visible in the present family room, his garage (in 2000 the family room has a bedroom above it where the original pulley system ran).
Story 2: The Richard and Charla Thomas home was on the 2000 Sunday December 3 Terrace Park Garden Club Home Tour.  Homes were open 1-5 PM.  The Community House was open from 12-5 PM for Holiday Fair. refreshments, ticket sales and restrooms.  Proceeds were used to continue the beautification of our village. 
Story 3: Dwight H. Short I died 1996.  Dr. Dwight Hershell Short II, son of Dwight & Juanita, died 31 October 2008.  Lola Juanita Short was born 22 June 1914 in Graham KY & died 8 November 2009 aged 95 years,  Craver Riggs Funeral Home.  (More information in the obituary at TP Historical Society.)
1939 Map: Duell
1942 Map: Duell
1951/3 Map: Dwight R. Short
1959-86 Directories: Dwight & Juanita Short
1988-97 Directories: Robert Jr. & Sharon Haines (moved from 621 Lexington)
1998-99 Direct: "     (Sold 1998)
2000-01 Direct: Richard & Carla Thomas
2002-03 Direct: Richard & Charla Thomas
2004-12 Directories: "    & Kate Thomas