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General Information

No:  815-1
Street:   Douglas
Name:  null
Family:  Timothy D. Griffin Tr.
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  Y
Built:   1955
Sec  28
Sub  Thomas R. Biggs-Gravelotte
Lot:  6, pts 5 & 7
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  null

Description:  
#Owners:  7
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

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

Changes Description:   Bless (?) converted the porch off the kitchen to a heated room. 2nd garage and family room were added before the Klingers. Klingers replaced the old metal framed windows with Pella windows throughout (except in the family room and one window in the kitchen which they replaced with a greenhouse window). The dining room window was replaced with Pella sliding doors and 2 long windows, basically making a wall of windows. They also added a deck across 2/3 the length of the house and did extensive landscaping, changing the front concrete walkway to a curved Colorado slate walkway sided with low sandstone walls. They removed some of the front yews and replaced them with holly, added evergreens and planted 2 maples and a river birch and 3 redbuds in the back yard. 2002 - permit for Epic to demolish 3 bedroom home.


Owners:

Current Owner: Date Fr: Date To: 
Original: Ruth J. Sauer Date Fr: 1954 Date To: 1955
1: Orin R. & Beulah P. Bellamy Date Fr 1: 1955 Date To 1: 1958
2: Wayne C. & Maxine G. Hammond Date Fr 2: 1958 Date To 2: 1965
3: George T. & Deborah Bless Date Fr 3: 1965 Date To 3: 1974
4: Wallace & Jacqueline Campbell Date Fr 4: 1974 Date To 4: 1986
5: Donn & Elizabeth Klinger Date Fr 5: 1986 Date To 5: 1996
6: Marshall C. & Betty Formby Date Fr 6: 1996 Date To 6: 2002
7: JFP Construction Company LLC Date Fr 7: 2002 Date To 7: 2003
8: Epic Builders LLC Date Fr 8: 2003 Date To 7: 
9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 8: 
10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 9:  1958
: Orin R. & Beulah P. Bellamy c/o W. Hammond.   Lot 6, Pts.  5-7 Gravelotte Biggs Est.  (perhaps all of 7?) 1975


Stories

Story 1   According to a 3/27 newspaper article in Stan Miller's 1965 Scrapbook, this house was empty for a long time before the Bless family bought it. The article says the home was owned at the time by Halsey Bechtel at 827 Douglas (or was it the Bank for which Halsey worked?) On one of his regular checks of the vacant house, he found Herbert T. Jackson dead in his car in the garage of 815 Douglas. Mr. Jackson was a Mariemont real estate executive, vice president of Robert A. Cline Residential Inc., for whom he had shown the house previously to prospective buyers. The house was listed with Cline. Jackson apparently died of carbon monoxide fumes.


Directories:

1939 Map: ----

1942 Map: ----

1951/3 Map: ----

1959 Directory: Wayne & Maxine Hammond

1960 Directory: ''

1962-63 Direct: ''

1963-64 Direct: ''

1967-68 Direct: George & Debby Bless

1969-70 Direct:

1971-72 Direct:

1973-74 Direct: (moved to 823 Douglas)

1975-76 Direct: Wally & Jackie Campbell

1978 Directory: ''

1980 Directory:

1982 Directory:

1984 Directory:

1986 Directory: (moved to Richmond VA 23233)

1988 Directory: Don & Liz Klinger

1990-91 Direct:

1992-93 Direct:

1994-95 Direct:

1996-97 Direct: (moved to NH)

1998-99 Direct: Marshall & Betty Formby

2000-01 Direct:

2002-03 Direct: ----- (Sold 2002)