Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 203  Street: Stanton Name: A Railroad House
Family: Coyan/Martin Owner Info: N
Built: 1895 Sec: 22 Sub: Sibley's 2nd BL 10 Lot: 6-11
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: more than 7 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
1976 - Ray Seiter Jr. removed the existing rear porch and erected a new 12'8" x 20' one.  2004 permit for Gary Coyne to replace detached garage with a new 2 car garage & attic -  Villas Construction.  
Current Owner: Gary E. Coyan & Yvonne Martin Date Fr: 1985 Date To: 
Original Owner:  Date Fr:  Date To: 1905
Owner 1: George Stumpf (& Myrtle) Date Fr 1: 1905 Date To 1: 1920
Owner 2: Emily Stuckey Date Fr 2: 1920 Date To 2: 1930
Owner 3: Blanche & Grace Stuckey Date Fr 3: 1930 Date To 3: 1951
Owner 4: Clara S. (Eval) & Hiram J. Hitchcock Date Fr 4: 1951 Date To 4: 1961
Owner 5: Patricia R. Seiter Date Fr 5: 1961 Date To 5: 1968
Owner 6: Raymond Seiter Jr. Date Fr 6: 1968 Date To 6: 1981
Owner 7: Robin D. DeYoung & Anne Illyinsky Date Fr 7: 1981 Date To 7: 1985
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:  Raymond Seiter Jr.  Listed as 180 Stanton.
Description: 2 story Victorian, siding, gable roof.  There have been many additions made but evidently not recently because we have no record of them.  Was this house a so-called Railroad House but not built in a cruciform pattern like 315 Amherst? 
Story 1: According to Caroline Meurer Burger (also in Census) who lived across the street, the Stumpf family owned the house when Caroline was young.  They were a circus family.  "The mother and older daughter were bare back riders.  The father was a roust-about."  The younger daughter, Mary, was a close friend of Caroline Burger.  Later the Stumpf family "moved into the old circus house" (1 Circus Place).  Mary Stumpf and Caroline Burger "had a great time putting on costumes we found in the attic.  We would use rolls of tickets and pretend to sell them to the circus goers." 
Story 2: 1969 scrapbook - color pictures.
Story 3: Article in Village Views June 1999 by Pat Seiter Wirthlin concerning Terrace Park people she's met on her return to Terrace Park where she grew up at 203 Stanton.
Story 4 : Letter from Raymond J. Seiter, Jr. May 14, 1963 calls TP Village Council's attention to "an extremely dangerous situation ".  A building on the south end of Miami, which was probably once a summer cottage, "is now in the advance stages of disintegration and decay.  The structure was built close to the river's edge.  The bank has fallen away and the building now overhangs the river.  The portion that overhangs the river is without a floor."  Seiter asked the Village to take steps to remedy this situation and enclosed a copy of his letter for the property owner.  
Story 5: Blanche & Grace Stuckey show up in the 1930 Census on Harvard Avenue.  Why?   Blanche died 30 November 1950, about 79 years. 
1939 Map: Stuckey
1942 Map: Stuckey
1951/3 Map: Grace Stuckey
1959-60 Directories: Hiram & Sarah Hitchcock
1962-68 Directories: Raymond & Pat Seiter
1969-74 Directories: Raymond Seiter
1975-76 Direct: Raymond & Mary Ann Seiter
1978-80 Directories: Raymond J. Seiter Jr. 
1982 Directory: Robin & Anne DeYoung
1984 Directory: ----
1986-12 Directories: Gary Coyan & Yvonne Martin