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General Information

No:  622
Street:   Myrtle
Name:  Stuntz Carriage House
Family:  Ecker
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  N
Built:   1890
Sec  23
Sub  C. R Stuntz's Terrace Park
Lot:  Pt 1
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  null

Description:  
#Owners:  8?
Original Use:  Barn or carriage house to Stuntz' house (625 Elm).
Current Use:  Residential

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

Changes Description:   According to Nancy Thomsen Cook - Jerry Morgan did the original remodeling to the carriage house to make it into a home. The Thomsens did the major work. 1965 - Carl Thompson made a 15' x 6' addition to the rear. 1966 - addeda 22'6 x 19' living room to the side of the building (John Heisler, contractor). 1979 - Paul Weston added a family room and enlarged thekitchen and bath.


Owners:

Current Owner: James "Buz" P. & Anne B. "Betsy" Ecker Date Fr: 1987 Date To: 
Original: Chauncey R. Stuntz, ("Suukee" (cow) - carriage house to 625 Elm Date Fr: 1886 Date To: 1919
1: Edgar P. Mundy Date Fr 1: 1919 Date To 1: 1940
2: John H. Garber Date Fr 2: 1940 Date To 2: 1940
3: Mildred L. Glaser Date Fr 3: 1940 Date To 3: 1943
4: Joseph V. Schott Date Fr 4: 1943 Date To 4: 1945
5: Evelyn J. Kotte Date Fr 5: 1945 Date To 5: 1945
6: Marian F. Kramer Date Fr 6: 1945 Date To 6: 1946
7: Harriett J. Morgan (probably 1st residents) Date Fr 7: 1946 Date To 7: 1954
8:  Martha E. Constandse Date Fr 8: 1954 Date To 8: 1956
9: Sarah D. Resor Date Fr 9: 1956 Date To 9: 1959
10: John B. & Joy S. Trethaway Date Fr 10: 1959 Date To 10: 1965
11: Carl L. & Alice J. Thomson Date Fr 11: 1965 Date To 11: 1969
12: Robert L & Sue C. Whittaker Date Fr 12: 1969 Date To 12: 1978
13: Paul J. Weston Date Fr 13:1978 Date To 13: 1987
14:  Date Fr 14:  Date To 14:  1975


Stories

Story 1   The Morgans were the ones who converted this carriage house for the Stuntz property (625 Elm Avenue) into a home. The family consisted of the parents, Jerome G. & Harriet J. Morgan (also called Jerry), and their 2 sons, Doug & Jerry. The mother, also called Jerry, was very big in real estate, according to Linda Busken Jergens, one of the first women to be successful. The father worked for a zipper factory, which explains why young Jerry was sometime called Zip.
Story 2   1978 Whittaker to Weston lots 119, 120, 1/2 111(?)
Story 3   After 1945 Carl and Alice Mitchell (see 624 Yale for Mitchell) Thomsen made more extensive changes to the house. The Robinson Circus elephant house was also underground for heat in the winter and cool in the summer.
Story 4   Alice Thomsen died 8 August 2007.
Story 5   Buz Ecker's mother, Margaret Pyne Ecker, died 19 May 2015 aged 91 years. She was a graduate of Highlands High School and UC School of Nursing. Buz Ecker's father, David S. Ecker, died March 4, 2017 (?), aged 92 years.


Directories:

1951/3 Map: Morgan, Jerome G.

1959-64 Directories: John & Joy Trethaway

1967-68 Direct: Carl & Alice Thomsen (moved from 607 Floral)

1969-74 Directories: Robert & Sue Whittaker (moved from 407 Amherst)

1975-76 Direct: '' (moved to Colorado)

1978 Directory: Robert & Sue Whittaker

1980-84 Directories: Paul J. & Linda Weston

1986 Directory: '' (moved to 621 Miami)

1988-12 Directories: Buz & Betsy Ecker

2015 Directory: Ecker, Buz and Betsy

2015 Directory: , Office

2017 Directory: Ecker, Buz and Betsy