Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 407  Street: Marietta Name: 
Family: Schwinn Owner Info: N
Built: 1938 Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's 2nd BL5 Lot: 1-5, pt 6
Architect: Critchell?  Cont/Build: Huber?
#Owners: 3 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
Robert McGrew Critchell remodeled and added to this home for Ed and Betty Hoff in 1950 (see story 2).  This home had a swimming pool (put in by the Hoffs in 1957) which was taken out by the Schwinns in 1988 after they no longer had children at home.  2002 - permit for William Schwinn to build a patio and side entry roof and porch (H&L construction, Jane Yancey, architect).  
Current Owner: Bill & Betsy Schwinn Date Fr: 1974 Date To: 
Original Owner: William E. & Helen M. Flint Date Fr: 1939 Date To: 1943/4
Owner 1:  Betty F. Hoff (& Ed) Date Fr 1: 1943/4 Date To 1: 1974
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1975 Owner:  William E. & Jane E. Schwinn. Lots 1-2-3-4-5. Pt lot 6.
Description: 1 story home, greatly expanded from the original, siding, hip & gable roofs.  
Story 1: Hackberry Tree on Marietta Avenue.  Terrace Park's web site reports "Terrace Park's first council in 1893 embarked on a tree planting program but had some difficulty with trees already existing.  One of them, a hackberry on the line of Marietta Avenue, was so big that it blocked the roadway and traffic had to be detoured onto private property to get around it"  Ellis Rawnsley's book "A Place Called Terrace Park" says "It was some time before anyone had the nerve and the means to take it down."  Bill Schwinn reports, "Opposite my driveway on Marietta Avenue is a row of large Hackberry trees for much of the block between Marietta and Amherst.  The infamous tree may have been in line with those trees.  I heard somewhere (I believe from Burt Good at 408 Marietta) that the trees lined a proposed alley in the early layout of plots in the village.  The alley may have been planned to extend through the block from Marietta to Stanton because I receive a separate tax duplicate for 1/2 a lot which may represent the vacated alley. "  Lee Nordloh, surveyor, who has Plat Books of Terrace Park, sees no evidence to substantiate the idea of a planned alley in this section of Terrace Park.  Perhaps the line of trees was just to separate backs of lots.  
Story 2: When the Hoffs bought this house it did not face the corner as it does now.  Pictures before 1950 show it looks to have been brick.  It had a front door onto a porch facing Marietta.  The Hoffs did not buy the corner lot (Marietta & Floral) when they bought the house.  They later did buy it for their bedroom wing  addition and remodeling in 1950.    In 1950 the front porch was incorporated into the house, a bay window was added facing Floral and a 20x35 ft. bedroom wing with crawl space was added.  Before the walls were put in in that new wing, the Hoffs held a square dance there on the sub flooring.   (Information from Bill Schwinn 2003)
1939 Map: Flint
1942 Map: Flint
1951/3 Map: Edward W. Hoff 
1959-72 Directories: Edward & Betty Hoff
1973-74 Direct: ''      (moved to 314 Oxford) (Sold 1974)
1975-2012 Directories: Bill & Betsy Schwinn