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General Information

No:  611
Street:   Lexington
Name:  null
Family:  FOR SALE
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  Y
Built:   1930
Sec  23
Sub  Sibley's 3rd BL 17
Lot:  36, 39, 40, 43, 44, 47
Architect:  Joseph F. Jung
Cont/Build:  null

Description:  
#Owners:  4
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

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

Changes Description:   1959 - added living room and 1st and 2nd floor baths and Florida room (Carl Strauss, architect). 1987 - added kitchen, library, family room and master bedroom (William C. Fielder, architect; Don Barnes, builder). 1992 - added 2 car garage, gazebo/porch and courtyard. 1993 - permit for Robert A. Haines to build a 9' x 9' pool house & gazebo. 1993 - added pool with brick walls and British pub in the basement.


Owners:

Current Owner:  Date Fr: 2016 Date To: 
Original: Cecil A. Duell (Cathryn A. Duell in 1941) Date Fr: 1928 Date To: 1947
1: Dwight H. & Lola Juanita Short  Date Fr 1: 1947 Date To 1: 1987
2: Robert A. Jr. & Sharon W. Haines Date Fr 2: 1987 Date To 2: 1998
3: Richard P. & Charla A. Thomas Date Fr 3: 1998 Date To 3: 2016
4:  Date Fr 4:  Date To 4: 
5:  Date Fr 5:  Date To 5: 
6:  Date Fr 6:  Date To 6: 
7:  Date Fr 7:  Date To 7: 
8:  Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 
9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10:  1975


Stories

Story 1   Cecil Duell helped design the house. He was a stone carver and added his stone carving to the house: crests, corner quoins and arched lintels. The eagle in back was done for a downtown bank and then not used there. He had his stone carving studio in the 2nd floor loft and moved stones there from his truck in the garage with a pulley system, still visible in the present family room, his garage (in 2000 the family room has a bedroom above it where the original pulley system ran).
Story 2   The Richard and Charla Thomas home was on the 2000 Sunday December 3 Terrace Park Garden Club Home Tour. Homes were open 1-5 PM. The Community House was open from 12-5 PM for Holiday Fair. refreshments, ticket sales and restrooms. Proceeds were used to continue the beautification of our village.
Story 3   Dwight H. Short I died 1996. Dr. Dwight Hershell Short II, son of Dwight & Juanita, died 31 October 2008. Lola Juanita Short was born 22 June 1914 in Graham KY & died 8 November 2009 aged 95 years, Craver Riggs Funeral Home. (More information in the obituary at TP Historical Society.)


Directories:

1939 Map: Duell

1942 Map: Duell

1951/3 Map: Dwight R. Short

1959-86 Directories: Dwight & Juanita Short

1988-97 Directories: Robert Jr. & Sharon Haines (moved from 621 Lexington)

1998-99 Direct: (Sold 1998)

2000-01 Direct: Richard & Carla Thomas

2002-03 Direct: Richard & Charla Thomas

2004-12 Directories: & Kate Thomas

2015 Directory: Thomas, Richard and Charla

2017 Directory: Thomas, Richard and Charla