Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 307  Street: Oxford Name: Bruhl/Allison House
Family: Heis Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: N
Built: 1910? (see deeds) Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's Lots 3 & 4 of Camden City Lot: 7, 8 & 9
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 7 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: Y Replace: N
1994 - permit for David Randolph: removal & addition (Randy Hershey, architect; Drackett & Harth, contractor).  2004 permit for Peppetts to remodel a 2nd bedroom into a bathroom (Bruce Goetzman, architect).  2007 permit for Sean McCarthy - additional master bedroom/bath on 2nd floor & 2 car garage on 1st.  Convert existing bath to hall bath/laundry (Martin McGrory [507 Amherst] - TBS).  
Current Owner: Kenneth F. & Jennifer Snyder Heis Date Fr: 2012 Date To: 
Original Owner: Charles W. & Catherine E. Bruhl Date Fr: 1912 Date To: 1948
Owner 1Marjorie B. Allison Date Fr 11948 Date To 11983
Owner 2Gary W. & Sharon A. Stanley Date Fr 21983 Date To 21984
Owner 3David C. & Jo Ann Randolph Date Fr 31984 Date To 32002
Owner 4Donald N. & Karen H. Aicklen Date Fr 42002 Date To 42003
Owner 5Jeffrey T. & Sabrina N. Peppett Date Fr 52003 Date To 52004
Owner 6 Sean & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy Date Fr 62004 Date To 62012
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:
1958 Owner: Marjorie B. Allison.  Lots 7-8 & Pt 9 Sibley 1st.
1975 Owner:  Marjorie B. Allison. 7-8 pt 9 Sib 1
Description: 2 1/2 story yellow brick "four square" home, hip roof.
Story 1: Charles W. Bruhl was Mayor of Terrace Park 1916-19.   (relative Joan Barker 5 Stoney Creek 2003)  Ray Allison was Mayor of Terrace Park 1957-59.
Story 2:      Guy "Sunny" Startsman (son of Guy) lived here c 1925 or later according to  pictures given to the Terrace Park Garden Club for the celebration May 2, 1995 of the Club's 75th Anniversary.  (see also census for 1930)
A Bruhl daughter, Helen Regina, married Guy Startsman.  She was born in Zanesville OH, 16 February 1895 and died 11 January 1935, aged 39 years, Gilligan Funeral Home.  Guy Startsman was born 16 December 1905 and died 18 November 1994, aged 88 years.  They are both buried in section 16 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. 
Story 3:       According to an affidavit after the death of Charles W. Bruhl sworn by Catherine Bruhl on February 8, 1927, Carl Phares, Public Notary of Hamilton County OH - Charles W. Bruhl died "on or about the 27th day of May, 1925", a resident of Terrace Park.  His heirs: widow Catherine E. Bruhl of Terrace Park, son Arthur G. Bruhl of Zanesville OH, daughter Clara Mary Magdaline Dowling of Cincinnati OH, daughter Ida Theodora Fanger of Cincinnati OH,  daughter  Catherine  Ruth Bruhl of Terrace Park & daughter Helen Regina Startsman of Terrace Park.       
     Catherine Ruth Bruhl died March 19, 1926.  
     Other real estate: lots in Stephen G. Brown's subdivision of Bett's division of squares in the western part of Cincinnati OH - Linn & Laurel, Linn & Hopkins - also some in John Riddle's estate (see affidavit in archives).  
Story 4: Joan Barker (5 Stoney Creek) is a Bruhl descendant.  In 2008 she still had an aunt living (Joy Cronin, nee Fanger) who remembers visiting the Bruhl family in Terrace Park on Sundays.  The Bruhls were her mother's parents (mother was Ida Fanger, nee Bruhl).  She remembers that they grew vegetables and she remembers fondly their daughter, Regina, also living there with her husband, Guy Startsman.  Joy's older brother was John Fanger, Joan Barker's uncle.  
Story 5: This home is on the September 21, 2008 Terrace Park Historical Society House Tour.  
Story 6:

Points of Interest (information from the 2008 House Tour)
          1) Originally a yellow brick “Four Square” home.
          2) The first two owners of the home were Charles and Catherine Bruhl from 1912-1948, and Ray and Marjorie Allison from 1948 - 1983.   Charles Buhl was mayor of Terrace Park from1916-19. Ray Allison was mayor from 1957-59.  Terrace Park resident, Joan Barker, is a Bruhl descendant.  Her aunt remembers visiting the Bruhls every Sunday and enjoying their homegrown vegetables.  She also remembers the Bruhl’s daughter, Regina, married to Guy Startsman.  The Bruhls were her mother’s parents.   
          3) There are some very interesting pencil markings on a door in the cellar.  They concern the cycle of the moon and crops that were stored there, probably along with canned items on shelves.  They must have been made by the Bruhl family.  Charles Bruhl was listed as a farmer in the 1910 census before he moved to Terrace Park. Both his and his wife’s father were born in Germany as well as her mother, so they may have grown up in somewhat German families. 
          4) Family room off the back of the house was added in 1994 by the Randolph family (Randy Hershey, architect; Drackett and Harth, builders).  This was the first step in updating the original house for today’s living standards.  They added a “great room”, finished basement underneath, updated the existing kitchen, and added the deck and gazebo. 
          5) When the McCarthys bought the house in 2005, the 2nd floor still had the original 4 bedrooms with one hall bathroom.  In 2007 they added a master suite (bedroom, bathroom & 2 closets) above the new garage, laundry room and another full bathroom.  On the 1st floor they added a mudroom next to the new garage. 
          6) Both in 1994 and 2007 the “star” pattern windows of the original house were copied in the additions. 
          7) Marty McGrory was the McCarthy’s architect/builder.  He was meticulous about matching the exterior brick and foundation, interior window casings etc.  He was in the house during the tour so people could talk with him about what he's done in that house.  

Story 7: Ray Dixon Allison was born 18 January 1914 & died (aged 70 years) 23 July 1984, buried 26 July 1984.  Marjorie B. Allison was born 21 December, 1918 & died (aged 86 years) 26 July 2005, buried 29 July 2005, Elden A. Good Funeral Home.  Both are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH.  
1939 Map: Startsman
1942 Map: Guy Startsman
1951/3 Map: Ray Allison
1959 Directory: R. D. or Ray & Marge Allison
1960-80 Directories: "
1982 Directory: "        (Sold 1983) 
1984 Directory: David & Jo Ann Randolph (Sold 1984)
1986-2001 Directories: ''
2002-03 Direct: JoAnn Randolph (Aicklens earlier at 603 Marietta & 212 Miami          (Sold 2002) (sold 2003)
2004-05 Direct: Peppett (moved from 707 Lexington and then back there) (Sold 2004)
2006-12 Directories: Sean & Kim McCarthy (moved from 1 Elm Ledge)