Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 717-1  Street: Wooster (Burned down 2002) Name: "Galloway Nursery"
Family: Village of Terrace Park (428 Elm)    Owner Info: Y
Built: 1926 Sec: 29 Sub: Wooster Pike Lot: 109-110
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners:  Original Use: Residential Current Use: Village of Terrace Park
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: Y Replace: Y
After 1935 - additional bedroom added (this must be in the wing Virginia Fenton mentions) and 2 car detached garage (?).  1945c - chicken house demolished.  2002 - permit for City of Terrace Park to demolish residence (Evans Landscaping contractor).  Burned down by Terrace Park Volunteer Fire Department.  
Current Owner: Village of Terrace Park Date Fr: 1994 Date To: 
Original OwnerHighlands, Galloway, Boone Date Fr: 1907 Date To: 1923
Owner 1: Laura B. Galloway Date Fr 1: 1923 Date To 1: 
Owner 2: William E. Galloway Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 
Owner 3: James A. & Ada Belle Crawford Date Fr 3: 1928 Date To 3: 1934
Owner 4: Mrs. Robert P. Bailey (Emma) Date Fr 4: 1935 Date To 4: 1940
Owner 5: Ellis Rawnsley Date Fr 5: 1940 Date To 5: 1994
Owner 6:  Date Fr 6:  Date To 6: 
1975 Owner:  Bonita W. Rawnsley
Description: 1 1/2  story frame Bungalow with full basement and attic, siding, gable roof: 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath.   Originally 5 rooms plus bath.
Story 1: Site was included in the nursery, which William Galloway operated prior to the Spanish-American War.  When the Rawnsleys 1st moved in, they could see the remains of pit greenhouses (ditch dug to walk in with plants growing at ground level - cold frame covers and stove heat).  Large bed of daffodils between Rawnsleys and Cornishes (725 Wooster)  that Kate Cornish collected to sell.  (see 410 Elm - Galloway home & 725 Wooster)
Story 2: 1 acre of ground, 1 floor plan frame bungalow, 2 car garage and chicken coop up for auction in July, 1934 (pictures of auction ad in the file). Can be sold for 2/3rds.  "Beautiful house.  Beautiful trees. Garden spot.  Quiet, safe, healthy for the grown ups as well as the children."  This house was white when the Rawnsleys bought it, later painted red and finally green.  
Story 3: Several Rawnsley (& Bill C. Fenton, son-in-law, at 801 Park) articles in Miller Scrapbook 1961.
Story 4: Deed dated April 28, 1934 recorded in Deed Book # 1657,  p. 342, Hamilton County records.  More information in Terrace Park Building and Loan Minute Books - Terrace Park Archives.  This and other Rawnsley information in Terrace Park Historical Society file including information on Rawnsley property to the Village of Terrace Park.  Ellis & Bonnie had three children:   David, Virginia and Mary Louise.  
Story 5: Ellis was an award winning garden editor and copy editor with the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Many of his garden and other articles are in the archives of the Terrace Park Historical Society as is also the book he authored: "A Place Called Terrace Park".
Story 6: Newspaperman Buys in Terrace Park.  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Rawnsley have taken title to the residence at 717 Wooster Pike near the juncture of Old Indian Hill Road, Terrace Park.  The frame dwelling has six rooms on the first-floor level and the buyers intend to develop two or three more rooms on the second floor.  A large screened porch is in front and a stone terrace on the side.  A frame garage in the rear houses two machines.  The site takes in two acres of land.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bailey were the former owners.  Albert J. Mayer Jr. of Theodore Mayer & Bro. made the sale.  Rawnsley is political reporter of the Times-Star.  He will be a neighbor of Frank Y. Grayson, Times-Star baseball writer, who lives near by at Park and Western Avenues.  (from an undated newspaper clipping, but it must be around 1940)
Story 7: Bonnita W. Rawnsley  was born in Saxonburg PA 12 October 1904 and died 2 April 1990 aged 85 years.  Her parents were Gustav Hammer and Clara Pickle.  Ellis Rawnsley was born in England 29 December, 1906 and died 20 November 2001, aged 94 years, buried 6 October 2005 in Spring Grove Cemetery.  Both bodies were given to the University of Cincinnati for research.  His mother, Eliza Rawnsley, died 24 May 1973, aged 98 years.  Ellis' and Bonnie's son, David, was born 27 January 1934 and died 3 April 2002 in Lebanon OH, aged 68 years.  The Rawnsleys also had 2 daughters. 
1939 Map: Ferber Bailey
1942 Map: Rawnsley
1951/3 Map: Rawnsley
1959 Directory: Ellis & Bonita "Bonnie" Rawnsley
1960-93 Directories: ''
1994-95 Direct: ''       (to Village of Terrace Park in 1994)
1996-97 Direct: ''       (Rawnsley still listed but actually sold to Village of Terrace Park)
1998-99 Direct:       (Ellis moved to Sem Terrace, Milford)
2000-01 Direct: