Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 622  Street: Miami Name: 
Family: Brittingham Owner Info: Y
Built: 1905c Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's 3rd BL 17 Lot: 17-18, 21, pt 22
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 14? Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
1964 - added 2 car garage, bedroom and 1/2 bath (Steve Pinkerton).  Before 1968 the garage was turned into a  family room and a 2 car garage was added to the other side of the house.  1975 - altered for playroom and in 1985 renovated kitchen and rear deck, made a small addition to the master bedroom (Ken Bassett).  2000 permit for Todd Motto to make a family room addition.  Blue Rock Builders contractors.
Current Owner: Jon David & Cynthia D. Brittingham Date Fr: 2006 Date To: 
Original Owner: Carl & Jane Baker Phares Date Fr: 1910 Date To: 1938
Mawhinney & Doty?      
Owner 1: Hester W. Hargrave ("& Bubbles") (at least by 1945) Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 1948
Owner 2: Chapman C. & Erma Brown Date Fr 2: 1948 Date To 2: 1951
Owner 3: Bert R. & Elizabeth C. Doty Date Fr 3: 1951 Date t 3: 1954
Owner 4: Eldred J. & Lidalee Garrison Date Fr 3: 1954 Date To 3: 1956
Owner 5: Paula W. Phillips Date Fr. 4: 1956 Date To 4: 1959
Owner 4: Stevens V. & Elizabeth M. Pinkerton  Date Fr 4: 1959 Date To 4: 1968
Owner 5: Polly M. Bassett (& Ken) Date Fr 5: 1968 Date To 5: 1985
Owner 6: David L. & Nancy L. Will Date Fr 6: 1985 Date To 6: 1990
Owner 7: Matthew H. & Joslin K. Perry Date Fr 7: 1990 Date To 7: 1998
Owner 8: Jeffrey C. & Wendy B. Langston Date Fr 8: 1998 Date To 8: 1999
Owner 9: Todd W. & Tracey Motto Date Fr 9: 1999 Date To 9: 2006
Owner 10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10: 
1975 Owner:  Polly M. Bassett. 17-18, 21, pt 22 Sib 3
Description: 2 story clapboard (originally shingle) "Cottage" - stucco on "wing" additions, gable & gambrel roofs, river rock foundation and fireplace chimney.  Front porch across original section. Beautiful family room of barn siding with huge stone fireplace.
Story 1: Among the writings of Stan Miller (source unknown):  "Over the years the Cincinnti Reds were blessed with many able, exciting and interesting players but catchers seemed to catch much of the idolatry ... Back in the 40s for a few years we had one in  our midst ... "BUBBLES HARGRAVE", at 622 Miami Avenue.  He moved here because of his old pal, EPPA RIXEY.  "Bubbles" who caught for Eppa, and is a member of the Red's Baseball Hall of Fame, said there was none better than his one time battery mate.  Lou Smith, sports writer for the Enquirer, Quote "Ol' Ep was just great as a pitcher, fielder and competitor," said Bubbles".  "Look upon him as the most outstanding man I ever came in contact with during my career."  Eppa and "Bubbles" combined for one of the most electrifying moments in baseball.  They engineered a double steal.  "Bubbles" and I", said Rixey "were the two slowest men in baseball.  And we stole on Gabby Hartnett, the best thrower in the business.  He couldn't believe it.  So he just stood there, open-mouthed and forgot to throw."  "Bubbles" broke into the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1913.  He spent time in the minor leagues but in 1921, the Cincinnati Reds brought him here and in the eight years he played in Cincinnati "Bubbles" became known as one of  baseball's outstanding receivers and an idol of Redleg fans.  In 1926, "Bubbles" led the National League in hitting with an average of .353.  Then, in 1929, he went to St. Paul, in the American Association, as manager, and in 1930 "Bubbles" performed with the American League's famous Yankees.  He recalls playing with such outstanding players as Eppa Rixey, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock."    
Story 2: "Bubbles" Hargrave, Cincinnati Reds catcher's home in late 1920s or 1930's.  Catcher for Eppa Rixey (108 Miami), in Red's Hall of Fame.  Bubbles died February 23, 1969.  (More information in TP Historical Society archives.)

BUBBLES HARGRAVE, BATTING CHAMPION.  Cincinnati, Feb. 24 (UPI) - Bubbles Hargrave, the National League batting champion in 1926, died in a hospital here yesterday.  He was 76 years old and lived in suburban Parkview Heights.  He had retired as a supervisor with the Powell Valve Company here.  He leaves his wife, Hester, a son, Eugene N. Hargrave, and two grandchildren.  Mr. Hargrave - his off-the-diamond name was Eugene F. - played 12 seasons with three teams in the major leagues.  He won the 1926 championship while catching for the Cincinanti Reds in 1926.  His average was .353 for 105 games.  Mr. Hargrave played with the Chicago Cubs from 1913 to 1915, and then was sent back to the minor leagues.  He made a comeback with the Reds in 1921 and played with them through the 1928 season.  After one year as player-manager of St. Paul in the American Association, he returned to the majors with the New York Yankees for 45 games in 1930.  His lifetime batting average for 852 games was .310.  (1969 obituary)

Story 2: Carl Phares family moved in 1928 to 211 Rugby
Story 3: Originally a summer home? Seems unlikely since the Phares family lived there from 1910 to 1928.
Story 4: Garrisons moved to 713 Franklin in 1957.  Father paid for the cover of the first Terrace Park phone book.
1939 Map: Doty (Louis & Elizabeth C.)
1942 Map: Doty
1951/3 Map: Chapman Brown
1959 Directory: William & Paula Phillips (moved); Robert & Louise Barnard
1960 Directory: Robert & Louise Barnard (moved); Steven & Elizabeth Pinkerton
1962-68 Directories: Steve & Betsy Pinkerton
1969-84 Directories: Ken & Polly Bassett (moved from 811 Myrtle)
1986-88 Directories: David & Nancy Will
1990-91 Direct: ''      (Sold 1990)
1992-95 Directories: Matthew "Matt" & Joslin "Joddy" Perry (moved from 607 Yale)
1996-97 Direct: ''       (moved to 815 Princeton)
1998-99 Direct: ----    (Sold 1998)       (Sold 1999)
2000-05 Directories: Todd & Tracey Motto
2006-12 Directories: David & Cindy Brittingham  (Sold 2006)