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719 Park Avenue

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General Information

No:   719  
Street:    Park   
Name:   null  
Family:   Bracken  
Historic Plaque:   null  
Owner Info:   Y  
Built:   1928? 1921? (see Story 2)  
Sec:   29  
Subdivision:   George W. Corey  
Architect:   30-31  
Cont/build:   null  
Description:   Evelands  
Original Use:   4  
Current Use:   Residential  
Chages As Built:   Residential  
Add To:   null  
Sub:   Y  
From:   null  
Replace:   Bolands - minor remodeling downstairs. Mid 1960s - converted an upstairs closet to a second bathroom. 1973 - storage building. 1975 - built detached garage. (three by John F. Rice) 1986 - addition of family room, master bedroom and bath, remodeled kitchen. (See story 4) 2000 permit for Roberts to remodel kitchen and powder room. H. Glasgow Construction contractors and architects.  
Changes Description:     


Current Owner: Doug & Amie Bracken Date Fr: 2015 Date To: 
Original: Mary Lewis Boland (& other family members (dates from survey map book #1) Date Fr: 1924 Date To: 
1: Techla Clara Wherele in 1953 - see story 3 Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 
2: Earl L Sr. & Barbara Boland Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 1961
3: John F. & Virginia L. Rice Date Fr 3: 1961 Date To 3: 1982
4: Richard C. & Elizabeth T. Bieser Date Fr 4: 1982 Date To 4: 1994
5: Elsworth M. Jr. & Dana W. Roberts Date Fr 5: 1994 Date To 5: 2012
6:  Date Fr 6: 2012 Date To 6: 2015
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


Story 1: John Rice told us in 2003 that Robert Corey (715 Park) remembered the foundation of this house being dug by mules dragging a huge iron shovel back and forth across the yard. John also told us, The Terrace Park Lumber Company was in operation when I was a kid and once a week a train would push a car load of coal up the old side track to the conveyor to load it into the old trucks for delivery. In fact, the Bolands had just transferred the furnace over to fuel oil when my parents bought the house. We were never able to get the coal dust completely out of the basement. When my parents stripped off the old wall paper where the stairs go up to the second floor, we discovered hand painted oil drawings on the original walls. Old and faded but still visible.

Story 2: John Rice (in 2003) told us he was somewhat surprised by the date listed for construction on that house as 1928. I was only 5 when we moved there, but I remember the Bolands telling us the house was 'over 40 years old' - which, if he was correct, in 1961 would have put the construction date at around 1921. On the wall in the old garage, there was an old car license plate that was from the year 1925. My Dad always thought that was the date the house was built but I don't think we ever confirmed it.

Story 3: Tecla Clara Wherle at this address in 1953.

Story 4: During 1987 and 1988 the Biesers added 1000 ft. to the side of the house. They reworked the porch and gutters. Mim Nordloh was the architect for this addition.

Story 5: Mrs. Earl Boland - president TP Garden Club 1933-34


1939 Map: Boland

1942 Map: Earl Boland

1951/3 Map: Boland

1959-60 Directories: Earl & Barbara Boland

1962-80 Directories: John & Virginia Ginny Rice

1982-93 Directories Richard & Elizabeth Bieser

1994-95 Direct: (moved to 716 Park) (Sold 1994)

1996-2012 Directories: Worth & Dana Roberts

2015 Directory: Bracken, Doug and Amie

2017 Directory: Bracken, Doug and Amie