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No:  615
Street:   Amherst
Name:  Lucius & Amanda Conkling House
Family:  Crowley
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  N
Built:   1892
Sec  23
Sub  Sibley's 4th
Lot:  5-6-7
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  J. B. Sibley

Description:  
#Owners:  9F
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

CHANGES - As Built:  N
Add To:  Y
Sub From:  N
Replace:  N

Changes Description:   1969 - Jim Gradolf put on a 22' x 20' 8 2 story addition to the rear: family room and bedroom over it. 1990 side porch added. 2002 - permit for the Trollers to build a new detached garage and accessory building (H&L Construction, Jane Yancey, architect).2006 - Sawyer permit for roof, windows, gutters, siding & trim (self).2007 permit for David Sawyer to add second porch & alter interior floor plan (Susan Glaser Architects).


Owners:

Current Owner: Shawn P. Crowley Date Fr: 2012 Date To: 
Original: Lucius W. & Amanda Conkling Date Fr: 1892 Date To: 
1: Amanda B. Conkling [261-262]  L. W. Conkling [263] ???? Date Fr 1: 1921 Date To 1: 1945
2: Joe L. & Midge Chapman (see dates Story 2) Date Fr 2: 1945 Date To 2: 1950
3: Bolton S. Drackett Date Fr 3: 1950 Date To 3: 1955
4: Charles Baird & Audrey B. Norris Date Fr 4: 1955 Date To 4: 1960
5: James V. & Cynthia S. Gradolf Date Fr 5: 1960 Date To 5: 1971
6: E. Castner & Elizabeth Russel Denton Date Fr 6: 1971 Date To 6: 1979
7: Nancy C. Harness (& Edward G.) Date Fr 7: 1979 Date To 7: 1986
8: John F. & Linda A. Shortridge Date Fr 8: 1986 Date To 8: 1994
9: David E. & Susan F. Troller Date Fr 9: 1994 Date To 9: 2006
10:  David & Dorothy "Dee" Sawyer Date Fr 10: 2006 Date To 10: 2012 1975


Stories

Story 1   One story says this was the 6th house built in Terrace Park. Perhaps that means inside what was incorporated as Terrace Park in 1893 Many of the oldest homes were outside those boundaries.
Story 2   This house was in the Conkling family a long time. It was built by J. W. Sibley for the Conking family. It was sold to Joe and Midge Chapman after Grandma Amanda Conkling died in 1944. They sold it in 1950. Joe Chapman was Sydney Conkling Chapman's son. 1891 building date is from Mary Chapman (m James L. Chapman Jr. 618 Yale). 1892 building date is from Lillie Conkling Roberts, youngest child of Lucius Walden & Amanda Baxter Conkling. Thus I conclude it was started in 1891 and finished in 1892. (The auditor's site says 1892 or later 1894.)
Story 3   The Conkling Family (information from the 2008 House Tour)
Story 4   David Sawyer Renovation Details (from 2008 House Tour. This house was to have been on the House Tour but was not due to damage caused in the wake of Hurricane Ike the Sunday before)
Story 5  

James V. Gradolf died 25 October 2017, aged 85 years.  He'd been married to Linda 41 years and no mention was made in the death notice of his children with his first wife, Cynthia. 



Directories:

Exterior of the home restored 2006-07 New windows, new Hardie Plank siding, new trim, new gutters, new roof Family room remodeled 2006 New mahogany floor, new 8entrances, new fireplace Screened-in porch added 2007 Ipe flooring, grilling porch Landscaping installed 2007 Kitchen remodeled 2008 New Olde English tile flooring, changed floor plan, new stone counters Added mud room/pantry Dining room remodeled 2008 New mahogany floor, removed 2 cased openings, expanded entry, converted half bath to butlers pantry Front hall/foyer area remodeled 2008 Reconfigured to make more open, new mahogany floor, cased openings changed from 6 to 8 New half bath added 2008 Living room remodeled 2008 New mahogany floor, removed (2) 68cased openings, Added new 8 cased openings HVAC reducted Electric baseboard heating removed Heat pump added to service 2nd & 3rd floors Aluminum wiring replaced 1939 Map: Conkling

1942 Map: Conkling

1951/3 Map: Bolton S. Drackett

1959-60 Directories: Charles & Audrey Norris

1962-70 Directories: James & Cinny Gradolf

1971-76 Directories: E. Castner & Betsy Denton (moved from 607 Yale)

1978 Directory:

1980-84 Directories: Edward G. & Nancy Harness (moved from 407 Amherst)

1986-93 Directories: John & Linda Shortridge (Sold 1986)

1994-95 Directory: (Sold 1994)

1996-2003 Directories: David & Susan Troller (moved from 110 Michigan)

2004-05 Directory: (moved to 505 Miami)

2006-07 Directory: (Sold 2006)

2008-012 Directories: David & Dee Sawyer (Sold 2011 to Shawn Crowley - moved from 307 Amherst)

2015 -2017 Directory: Shawn and Kristin Crowley