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No:  214
Street:   Harvard
Name:  John Moarn or Moran House
Family:   Wilson/Roll
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  N
Built:   c1890
Sec  23
Sub  Sibley's Lots 3 & 4 of Camden City
Lot:  86-87
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  J. W. Sibley? Said to have been same as 202 Harvard (Mary Beth Tarkington)

Description:  
#Owners:  8F
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

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

Changes Description:   1960 - Stewart Tarkington built the pool. 1962 - Stewart Tarkington added a bed room and extended the living room & added a fireplace. Also added a mud room & utility room behind the kitchen. Prior to 1962 the only bathroom was downstairs and the staircase opened up into the kitchen. In 1962 the downstairs bathroom became a half bath and the staircase opening was walled up and a new opening was created in the living room. Upstairs additions included a hallway lined with closets, a full bathroom and a 4th bedroom. Outside, the front porch became 2 story with a big lantern. On the back of the house a serpentine patio across the entire width of the house was built. (Information from Mary Beth Tarkington who lived there from c. 1956-1973) 1975 -Gerald Hudson erected a tool shed. 1978 - William Bahl erected a 2 car garage. 1997 permit for the Manceras to put on a very large addition, possibly doubling the house area (RWA Architects). 2006 Mancera permit to replace pool house & expand garage/storage (Jane Yancey). 2011 Permit for Cris & Monica Wilson: alteration (Classic Kit Design; Bruckner Dev. Inc.)


Owners:

Current Owner: Monica B. Roll Date Fr: 2010 Date To: 
Original: James W. Sibley Date Fr:  Date To: 1886
1: John Andrew & Mary E. Moarn (Moran) Date Fr 1: 1886 Date To 1: 1939 
2: Ray & Edith M. Stoddard (James Leonard Grace's in-laws - see story 1 below) Date Fr 2: 1939 Date To 2: 1946
3: John & Betty McKee Date Fr 3: 1946 Date To 3: 1956
4: Stewart W. & Sara M. Tarkington  Date Fr 4: 1956 Date To 4: 1973
5: Gerald L. & Beverly Hudson Date Fr 5: 1973 Date To 5: 1978
6: William F. & Katherine G. Bahl Date Fr 6: 1978 Date To 6: 1985
7: Debra C. & Richard Oliver Date Fr 7: 1985 Date To 7: 1995
8: Monica Donath Kohnen  Date Fr 8: 1995 Date To 8: 1995
9: Rafael J. & Katherine Fitton Mancera Date Fr 9: 1995 Date To 9: 2010
10: Date Fr 10: Date To 10:
11: Date Fr 11: Date To 11:
12: Date Fr 12: Date To 12: 1975


Stories

Story 1   John Moarn (or Moran) is listed as one of the Founding Fathers of Terrace Park. They petitioned for incorporation of the village in June 1892. (see 202 Harvard & 429 Elm for other family members.) There's also more information about the Moran and Grace families in the Terrace Park Historical Society People File - burials in St. Andrew Cemetery in Milford.
Story 2   Mary Beth Tarkington's other grandparents, Joseph and Madeleine Tarkington, lived on Wooster Pike in a big old brick house on the hill. Their house had a music room, parlor, two dining rooms, two kitchens, two staircases and a foyer that seemed bigger than my whole house! ..... The house had a tower that I was told they used to look out for Indians and a wrap-around porch. There was also a carriage house. My grandfather died in 1965 and in the early 1970s my grandmother had it torn down and they built apartments. As I look back on it, they missed the bed and breakfast era by about 10 years. Fixed up, it would have been a great B&B. (Mary Beth Tarkington)
Story 3   Mary Beth Tarkington who grew up here enjoyed the openness of Terrace Park. Now she sees most back yards are fenced in. She remembers, On my block, we could see up the alley and across the alley to see who was outside playing in their back yard. Our parents would stroll across the back yards and talk, compare tomato plants. Now everything is fenced in and it seems less friendly. She is dismayed to see the smaller houses torn down and replaced with 'McMansions'.
Story 4   Debbie Oliver - president T P Garden Club 1994-95


Directories:

1939 Map: Grace

1942 Map: Leonard Grace

1951/3 Map: McKee (moved to Knoxville c. 1956 & either sold or gave the house to the Tarkingtons,their daughter & family)

1959-72 Directories: Stewart & Sally Tarkington (relatives of the Spanglers 411 Washington & 304 Miami)

1973-74 Direct: '' (Sold 1973 & moved to San Francisco Bay Area, later retired to San Diego. Both now dead.)

1975-78 Directories: Gerald & Beverly Hudson

1980-82 Directories: William F. & Kathy Bahl

1984 Directory: '' (Sold 1985)

1986-95 Directories: Rich & Debbie Oliver

1996-97 Direct: Rafael Mancera

1998-2007 Directories: Rafael & Kate Mancera

2008-09 Direct: (Sold 2010)

2011-12 Directory: Monica Roll & Christopher Wilson

2015 Directory: Roll, Monica and Chris Wilson

2015 Directory: Wilson, Chris and Monica Roll

2017 Directory: Roll, Monica