Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 306  Street: Rugby Name: A Sibley/Lloyd House
Family: SOLD Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: Y
Built: circa 1887 (see Story 2) Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's Lots 3 & 4 of Camden City Lot: 38-39, pt 40
Architect:  Cont/Build: Built by J. W. Sibley for Lloyd
#Owners: 3F Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
Pre 1920 - kitchen addition.  1920 - 2 story addition to south west corner.  1967/8 - car garage and screen porch added to building (A. H. Lloyd, architect,; Elmer Williams, contractor).  1984 - family room and east addition for Harths.   1998 - further extensive addition by and for Harths: added to their family room and bedrooms (Architect: Bob Curry).
Current Owner: Date Fr: 2016 Date To: 
Original Owner: James W. Sibley (built for son to live in) Date Fr: 1887 Date To: 1893
Owner 1: Frank Hastings Sibley & wife (1st occupant, son of James W.) Date Fr 1: 1893 Date To 1: 1901
Owner 2: Samuel W. Lloyd Date Fr 2: 1901 Date To 2: 1920
Owner 3: Evelyn S. Lloyd Date Fr 3: 1920 Date To 3: 1936
Owner 4: William T. Lloyd Date Fr 4: 1936 Date To 4: 1938
Owner 5: Huber A. Lloyd Date Fr 5: 1938 Date To 5: 1975
Owner 6: Joseph M. & Elizabeth (Lloyd) Lohse Date Fr 6: 1975 Date To 6: 1982
Owner 7:  J. Timothy & Barbara Harth (moved from 414 Elm & back to 414 Elm many years later)) Date Fr 7: 1982 Date To 7: 
Owner 8: Nicholas Pierol ? Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 2016
Owner 9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
Owner 10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10: 
1958 Owner: Mary G. Lloyd.  Lots 38-39-40-41 Sibley 1st (40 & 41 sold off in 1959 for 310 Rugby)
1975 Owner:  Mary G. Lloyd % Joseph M. & Elizabeth Lohse.
Description: 2 story Italianate Victorian, siding, truncated hip (?) & gable roof, greatly changed and added to over time.  Several historic pictures in file.
Story 1: Harths found a handwritten note in "new" plaster saying "We wallpapered this room June 3, 1920" with 3 names. 
Story 2:      When built?  Harth - 1869; Mel Aichholz - 1870; Liz Lohse - 1886.  Built by Sibley for Lloyds (Liz Lohse) - No, for Frank Hastings Sibley.  5/97 someone thinks 1870 date is too early.  House shows on 1892 map of Terrace Park.  Research by William D. Hayes in 2002 shows 1870 date for building of house.  
     According to a letter written by Allen Lloyd to Liz & Joe Lohse, 306 Rugby was built 1887-8 for Alice Sibley and her husband who was Frank Hastings Sibley, 2nd son & 3rd child of James Whitelaw Sibley, the builder.  This date makes the most sense.
Story 3: The present 313 Oxford was originally next door on the east - just 12 feet away from 306 Rugby.  Picture of both houses prior to 1920.  Dan Startsman Sr. remembers watching moving the house across the alley with mule teams and a steam jenny.  Are the rocks from the side porch still on the lot?  
Story 4:       Will & Evelyn Lloyd died in the mid 1930s and the house was rented until March 1946 when Allen Lloyd (3rd child of Huber Lloyd) and his wife bought it.  (info from Allen Lloyd)
    
William T. Lloyd was born 25 June 1872 and died 21 July 1934, aged 62 years, buried in Section 12 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, C. T. Johnson Funeral Home. 
Story 5: Agnes Prizer Cassidy was born in 1862 and died 13 July 1931, buried in section 8 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. C. T. Johnson Funeral Home.  It seems likely that this was Agnes M. Cassidy, the Lloyd's servant in 1920, aged 57 years and still their servant in 1930, aged 67 years.  
Story 6: Obituary for Allen Huber Lloyd, engineer.  Founder of toy company also worked with area schools.  By Sharon Morgan in The Cincinnati Enquirer.                 
Allen Huber Lloyd was a man of ideas and he implemented those ideas in vocation schools and as a businessman.  Mr. Lloyd, a native of Terrace Park, died of cancer Aug. 25 in Fort Meyers, Fla., where he had retired.  He was 80.  Mr. Lloyd was a past president and organizer of Hamilton County Joint Vocational School District.  He was also a former member of the Hamilton County Board of Education.  He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in1933 with a degree, which he put to use as president of Multifold Inc. of Milford.  Mr. Lloyd was one of the founders of Multifold, a company that used to make toys, but now manufactures machinery for the paper industry.  James A. Madewell, president of the company since Mr. Lloyd retired in1975, said: "Al originated most of the patents for the company.  He was also in charge of all engineering functions.  Al's enthusiasm is what really made our company successful."  Mr. Lloyd also served as president of the Mariemont school board from 1949-1970.  Robert Crabbs, a former board member, said Mr. Lloyd "had a great sense of social purpose.  He waited until Mariemont High School was completed before retiring from the board."  Mr. Lloyd, a World War II Army lieutenant, was also active on the Milford Library Board.  He helped organize the Cowan Lake Sailing Association near Blanchester, Ohio.  Surviving besides his wife, Mary of Fort Meyers, are two daughter, Dr. Phoebe A. Lloyd, Lynchburg, Va., and Elizabeth Lloyd Lohse of Milford; and two grandchildren.  Mr. Lloyd's body was cremated.  Memorials can be made to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Fla. 33957.  (There's also a picture of Mr. Lloyd)

Information from Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH.  Allen H. Lloyd was born 13 May 1912 and died 28 August 1990, aged 78 years, buried in Section 12 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. 

Story 7:

Railroad Houses
          James Whitelaw Sibley is responsible for developing more of Terrace Park than any other person.  He was born February 20, 1816 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont and came west through New York state where he married Mary Alida Hastings in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, September 9, 1840.  He settled in Cincinnati as a Commission Merchant.  By 1880 he and his family were living on Grandin Road in Hyde Park where he remained until his death, April 6, 1893.  It wasn’t until 1886 that deeds show him buying up land in what became Terrace Park.  He established four subdivisions: South of Oxford to the north side of Amherst in 1886, Myrtle to Miami and Marietta beyond Stanton to the bluff in 1890, Amherst to Marietta and Yale to Miami in 1891 and the south side of Amherst from Elm to Floral in 1892.  By then he was 76 years old. 
           Once he had some land he needed to start building houses.  It looks as if he then found a Cincinnati architect, bought plans for a house from him for $25 and started building homes using this plan.  These are the ones that have become known as “railroad houses”.  Perhaps they should have been called “Sibley houses” since all of them are in his subdivisions.  Why they were called “railroad houses” remains a mystery since it does not appear that they were built either by the railroad or for railroad employees.  Certainly it was well know that there was easy rail transportation from this newly developing area into Cincinnati for work. 
          The first home he built still stands, now greatly enlarged, at 311 Harvard Avenue for his eldest son James Hastings Sibley.  He too was first listed in the 1880 and 1890 census as a Commission Merchant like his father but by the 1893 Cincinnati City Directory was listed as a Real Estate agent living in Terrace Park.  Before that he and his brother were “helping father”.  In 1887 J. W. Sibley built 306 Rugby Avenue, also now greatly enlarged, for his next son Frank Hastings Sibley.  He also built homes for the West (203 Marietta Avenue) and Bellville families (710 and 716 Floral Avenue) as well as for the Lucius and Amanda Conking family at 615 Amherst Avenue in 1892.  Stella Galloway Boone wrote a paper for the Terrace Park Garden Club in 1942 in which she lists 17 “railroad houses”.  Exactly how each one looked when it was first built we will probably never know, but there seems to have been some variation as in 615 Amherst Avenue.  Most have had significant additions but are still recognizable as houses built by the Sibley family in the 1880s and ‘90s.  It seems sad the James Whitelaw Sibley died just as Terrace Park was becoming incorporated.  According to Ellis Rawnsley both he and his son, Frank H. Sibley, were among the founding fathers of Terrace Park.

1939 Map: Andrew  (probably a renter)
1942 Map: W. M. Andrew (probably a renter)
1951/3 Map: Allen H. Lloyd
1959-60 Directories: Allen & Mary Lloyd
1962-74 Directories: Allen & Betty Lloyd
1975-76 Direct: ----
1978-80 Directories: Joe & Liz Lloyd Lohse 
1982-2012 Directories: J. Timothy & Barbara Harth
2015 Directory: Nicholas Peirol