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General Information

No:  119
Street:   Robinwood
Name:  null
Family:  Gilchrist
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  Y
Built:   1961
Sec  28
Sub  Robinwood
Lot:  5
Architect:  A. J. Bissonette (Pease)
Cont/Build:  Bernie Thorman

Description:  
#Owners:  2F
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

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


Owners:

Current Owner: James E. "Jim" & Helen Gilchrist Date Fr: Date To: 
Original: A. J. & Mary M. Bissonette  Date Fr: 1960 Date To:
1: A. J. & Dorothy Bissonette Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 1886
2:  James E. "Jim" & Mildred Ann Gilchrist Date Fr 2: 1986 Date To 2: 
3:  Date Fr 3:  Date To 3: 
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   Originally this lot was part of the Thomas R. Biggs estate (lot 29) which was bought from Joseph E. & Kathryn M. Miller, August 22, 1960. The Millers owned the Robinson Circus house at the time. The present house was built on Robinson Circus grounds: area of small animal cages and costume building.
Story 2   A. J. Bissonette was hired by the Baldwin Piano Company to build the first organ, and the company's name was then changed to the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company. Mary Bissonette died November 10, 1974 Alfred John Bissonette died April 30, 2003
Story 3   This home of Mr. & Mrs. (Mary) Alfred Bissonette was on the December 18, 1962 TP Garden Club House Tour Noel dans le Parc. Advance tickets were $1 but $1.25 on the day and the homes were open from 1-4:30, maybe also in the evening as a tear off stub is missing from the ticket. The Community House on Elm Avenue was open for Decorations and probably Refreshments.
Story 4   Ann Gilchrist died April 23, 2006. Jim remarried October 2007 - Helen. Beth Gilchrist Renshaw died at her home in Houston, Texas at 6 PM December 9, 2011 after a 2 year battle with colon cancer.


Directories:

1962-74 Directories: Alfred J. & Mary Bissonette

1975-76 Direct: Alfred J. Bissonette & Diane Bissonette

1978-86 Directories: Alfred J. & Dottie Bissonette

1988-2009 Directories James & Ann Gilchrist (moved from 742 Wooster)

2011-12 Directories: Jim & Helen Gilchrist

2015 Directory: Gilchrist, Jim

2017 Directory: Gilchrist, Jim and Barbara