Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 608-1  Street: Myrtle Name: 
Family:  Owner Info: N
Built: 1930 Sec: 23 Sub: C. R. Stuntz's Terrace Park Lot: 10, 11, 12
Architect:  Cont/Build: John Busam
#Owners: 2F Original Use: Residential Current Use: torn down (see 608-2)
CHANGES As Built: Y Add To: N Sub From: Y Replace: Y
1995/96 - 1930 house destroyed and 608-2 Myrtle built.
Current Owner: James J. & Gibson B. Burchenal Date Fr: 1994 Date To: 
Original Owner: John W. & Bertha F. Busam Date Fr: 1927  Date To: 1930
Owner 1: Edith M. Schmidt Date Fr 1: 1930 Date To 1: 1942
Owner 2: Henry & Sarah C. Kurtz Date Fr 2: 1942 Date To 2: 1994
Owner 3: David Kurtz Date Fr 3:  Date To 3: 
Owner 4:  Date Fr 4:  Date To 4: 
Owner 5:  Date Fr 5:  Date To 5: 
Owner 6:  Date Fr 6:  Date To 6: 
Owner 7:  Date Fr 7:  Date To 7: 
Owner 8:  Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 
Owner 9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
Owner 10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10: 
1975 Owner:  Sarah C. Kurtz.  Lots 11,12, pt 10 
Description: 2 story white stucco Colonial with 2 car garage underneath, hip roof: living room, dining room, kitchen with central hall and side screened porch downstairs, 3 bedrooms, study and bath upstairs. 
Story 1:      Henry and Sarah Kurtz both sang in the St. Thomas Church choir for many years.  Sarah was from the White Mountains in NH and went back there every summer.  The last memory of Sarah by a neighbor on a very snowy day just before she moved to Dayton OH was of Sarah calling in her son, David, for maple sugar on snow - certainly a New England tradition. 
    
Sarah C. Kurtz was born 10 February 1906 and died in Dayton OH 18 March 1994, buried in CT.  Henry died earlier. 
Story 2: John Busam, builder, owned several properties in the Myrtle/Home block.  This house was built for his daughter who was married to Fred Schmidt, interior decorator in Oakley.  John Busam also built 315 Harvard for John Schmidt's aunt and uncle H. A. Ratterman.  Mrs. Ratterman and Mrs. Fred Schmidt must have been sisters, daughters of John Busam.  John Schmidt was 5 years old when his parents moved into the 608 Myrtle home.  He once told Patti Normile that one summer he had the job of stenciling house numbers on the edge of the street.  I wonder if that was when Terrace Park houses first got street numbers.  In later life John Schmidt (now dead) had a superb eye for mixing paint colors - a real art!  
1939 Map: Schmidt
1942 Map: Kurtz
1951/3 Map: Henry J. Kurtz
1959 Directory: Henry & Sarah Kurtz
1960-93 Directories: "
1994-95 Direct: -----    (1995-6 Kurtz home destroyed and new house built)