Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 722  Street: Wooster (later 723 Indian Hill Road) Name: G. W. Corey House
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Built:1877  Sec: 29 Sub:  Lot: R2-T5-S29 S 1/2
Architect:  Cont/Build: George W. Corey
#Owners:  Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential 
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
1965/6 - remodeled bar room and installed bath.  Vinyl siding (contractor Dellie Richardson).  1969 - wrecked 40' x 25' barn and built 32' x 24' detached garage.  1975 - built tool shed.  (All done by Smiths)
Current Owner: Eric & Jennifer Muench Date Fr: 2003 Date To: 
Original Owner: George W. Corey (& 2nd wife Rachel) Date Fr: 1876 Date To: 1935
Owner 1: Clifford Corey Date Fr 1: 1935 Date To 1: 1943
Owner 2: Wm. F. & Alice A. Funke Date Fr 2: 1943 Date To 2: 1953?
Owner 3: Mary Shafer Smith (& Harold) Date Fr 3: 1953? Date To 3: 1989
Owner 4: Roger K. & Deborah N. Davis Date Fr 4: 1989 Date To 4: 1993
Owner 5: Timothy D. & Catherine Griffin Date Fr 5: 1993 Date To 5: 2003
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1975 Owner:  Mary Shafer Smith
Description: 2 story Victorian, cement under siding gable roof: "The Corey House"
Story 1: "Charlie Cornish told me years ago that 722 Wooster was the first house west of the Allegheny Mountains built using concrete.  I have no idea if there is any truth to this.  Charlie's and Kate's father was a builder and the information came through him I think."  (from Patti Normile)
Story 2: ???This is where George Washington Corey grew up.  He is the builder of 715, 722, 726, and 729 Park as well as the Baptist Church, now the Community House.  George's second wife, Rachel, came here in 1877. (Conflicting information: if George grew up in the house, how could his second wife have come there the same year the house was perhaps built?  It would make sense that it was built by G. W. Corey [another one of his concrete houses, very similar to 722 Park] for him and his 2nd wife, rather than his growing up here.  Was there a different house here first where he grew up?  Needs investigation.)
Story 3: At one time this address was known as Alice Funke property (widow of William Funke).  Approximately 5.5 acres - 340 ft. on Wooster Pike and 496 ft. on Indian Hill Road.  Has white cement house and a 3 room tenant house.  (Source: Planning & Zoning, September 24, 1953, with request to return to business zoning from residential.)  William & Alice Funke were aunt and uncle to Helen Tollefsen at 812 Floral.  Their son was known as "Little Bill", Helen's brother as "Big Bill".   Alice Funke was a Terrace Park Woman's Club member.   Bill Funke took care of Union problems at the Hyde Park Dairy and was handling a dispute with the Teamster's Union which the drivers had joined.  He also had been digging a stairwell beside his house, went out to dinner with friends and died very unexpectedly c. 1951.  
Story 3: This home of Rodger and Debbie Davis was on the 1990 December 16 "Homes for the Holidays" TP Garden Club House Tour. "Fireplaces in every room and thirteen foot ceilings.  The charming carriage house was built from scraps from the main house".  It was a Sunday, homes were open from 2-5 PM and tickets were $5.  Proceeds were used for village beautification.   
1939 Map: line but no name
1942 Map: Baldwin, Schaefer & Brown (renters)
1951/3 Map: Alice Funke & Mrs. Nellie McCormick (Bill Funke died probably in 1951.)
1959 Directory:  
1960 Directory:  
1962-63 Direct: Harold & Mary Smith
1963-86 Directories: ''
1988 Directory: ''       (Sold 1989)
1990-91 Direct: Rodger & Debbie Davis
1992-93 Direct: ''       (moved to 440 Elm and then to 824 Yale)
1994-95 Direct: Tim & Cary Griffin              (address change; see 723 Indian Hill)
1996-97 Direct:  
1998-99 Direct:  
2000-01 Direct: