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General Information

No:  622
Street:   Miami
Name:  null
Family:  Brittingham
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  Y
Built:   1905c
Sec  23
Sub  Sibley's 3rd BL 17
Lot:  17-18, 21, pt 22
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  null

#Owners:  14?
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

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

Changes Description:   1964 - added 2 car garage, bedroom and 1/2 bath (Steve Pinkerton). Before 1968 the garage was turned into a family room and a 2 car garage was added to the other side of the house. 1975 - altered for playroom and in 1985 renovated kitchen and rear deck, made a small addition to the master bedroom (Ken Bassett). 2000 permit for Todd Motto to make a family room addition. Blue Rock Builders contractors. Mawhinney & Doty?


Current Owner: Jon David & Cynthia D. Brittingham Date Fr: 2006 Date To: 
Original: Carl & Jane Baker Phares Date Fr: 1910 Date To: 1938 Mawhinney & Doty?      
1: Hester W. Hargrave ("& Bubbles") (at least by 1945) Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 1948
2: Chapman C. & Erma Brown Date Fr 2: 1948 Date To 2: 1951
3: Bert R. & Elizabeth C. Doty Date Fr 3: 1951 Date t 3: 1954
4: Eldred J. & Lidalee Garrison Date Fr 3: 1954 Date To 3: 1956
5: Paula W. Phillips Date Fr. 4: 1956 Date To 4: 1959
4: Stevens V. & Elizabeth M. Pinkerton  Date Fr 4: 1959 Date To 4: 1968
5: Polly M. Bassett (& Ken) Date Fr 5: 1968 Date To 5: 1985
6: David L. & Nancy L. Will Date Fr 6: 1985 Date To 6: 1990
7: Matthew H. & Joslin K. Perry Date Fr 7: 1990 Date To 7: 1998
8: Jeffrey C. & Wendy B. Langston Date Fr 8: 1998 Date To 8: 1999
9: Todd W. & Tracey Motto Date Fr 9: 1999 Date To 9: 2006
10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10:  1975


Story 1   Among the writings of Stan Miller (source unknown): were blessed with many able, exciting and interesting players but catchers seemed to catch much of the idolatry ... Back in the 40s for a few years we had one in our midst ... BUBBLES HARGRAVE, at 622 Miami Avenue. He moved here because of his old pal, EPPA RIXEY. Bubbles who caught for Eppa, and is a member of the Red's Baseball Hall of Fame, said there was none better than his one time battery mate. Lou Smith, sports writer for the Enquirer, Quote Ol' Ep was just great as a pitcher, fielder and competitor, said Bubbles. Look upon him as the most outstanding man I ever came in contact with during my career. Eppa and Bubbles combined for one of the most electrifying moments in baseball. They engineered a double steal. Bubbles and I, said Rixey were the two slowest men in baseball. And we stole on Gabby Hartnett, the best thrower in the business. He couldn't believe it. So he just stood there, open-mouthed and forgot to throw. Bubbles broke into the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1913. He spent time in the minor leagues but in 1921, the Cincinnati Reds brought him here and in the eight years he played in Cincinnati Bubbles became known as one of baseball's outstanding receivers and an idol of Redleg fans. In 1926, Bubbles led the National League in hitting with an average of .353. Then, in 1929, he went to St. Paul, in the American Association, as manager, and in 1930 Bubbles performed with the American League's famous Yankees. He recalls playing with such outstanding players as Eppa Rixey, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock.
Story 2   Bubbles Hargrave, Cincinnati Reds catcher's home in late 1920s or 1930's. Catcher for Eppa Rixey (108 Miami), in Red's Hall of Fame. Bubbles died February 23, 1969. (More information in TP Historical Society archives.) BUBBLES HARGRAVE, BATTING CHAMPION. Cincinnati, Feb. 24 (UPI) - Bubbles Hargrave, the National League batting champion in 1926, died in a hospital here yesterday. He was 76 years old and lived in suburban Parkview Heights. He had retired as a supervisor with the Powell Valve Company here. He leaves his wife, Hester, a son, Eugene N. Hargrave, and two grandchildren. Mr. Hargrave - his off-the-diamond name was Eugene F. - played 12 seasons with three teams in the major leagues. He won the 1926 championship while catching for the Cincinanti Reds in 1926. His average was .353 for 105 games. Mr. Hargrave played with the Chicago Cubs from 1913 to 1915, and then was sent back to the minor leagues. He made a comeback with the Reds in 1921 and played with them through the 1928 season. After one year as player-manager of St. Paul in the American Association, he returned to the majors with the New York Yankees for 45 games in 1930. His lifetime batting average for 852 games was .310. (1969 obituary)
Story 3   Carl Phares family moved in 1928 to 211 Rugby
Story 4   Originally a summer home? Seems unlikely since the Phares family lived there from 1910 to 1928.
Story 5   Garrisons moved to 713 Franklin in 1957. Father paid for the cover of the first Terrace Park phone book.


1939 Map: Doty (Louis & Elizabeth C.)

1942 Map: Doty

1951/3 Map: Chapman Brown

1959 Directory: William & Paula Phillips (moved); Robert & Louise Barnard

1960 Directory: Robert & Louise Barnard (moved); Steven & Elizabeth Pinkerton

1962-68 Directories: Steve & Betsy Pinkerton

1969-84 Directories: Ken & Polly Bassett (moved from 811 Myrtle)

1986-88 Directories: David & Nancy Will

1990-91 Direct: '' (Sold 1990)

1992-95 Directories: Matthew Matt & Joslin Joddy Perry (moved from 607 Yale)

1996-97 Direct: '' (moved to 815 Princeton)

1998-99 Direct: ----(Sold 1998) (Sold 1999)

2000-05 Directories: Todd & Tracey Motto

2006-12 Directories: David & Cindy Brittingham (Sold 2006)

2015 Directory: Brittingham, David and Cindy

2017 Directory: Brittingham, David and Cindy