Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 716  Street: Floral Name: Fannie R. Bellville House
Family: Motto Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: N
Built: circa 1892/1923 Sec: 22/3 Sub: J. W. Sibley 2nd TP BL3 Lot: 43 thru 47 pt 42 
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 6? Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: Y Replace: N
Style totally changed in 1923 (see Description).  2008 - permit to Todd Motto for an addition and remodel (Architects Plus, Michaelson Homes, contractor).  
Current Owner: Todd William & Tracy Draia Motto Date Fr: 2005 Date To: 
Original Owner: James W. Sibley Date Fr:  Date To: 1890
Owner 1: Ellen E. Bellville (1st resident) (see deeds) Date Fr 1: 1890 Date To 1: 
Owner 2: Other Bellville family members Date Fr 2:  Date To 2:
Owner 3: Linda H. Beaman & R. J. (to Central Building & Loan Co. in 1930) Date Fr 3: 1919 Date To 3: 1930
Owner 4: Helen C. Sorensen Date Fr 4: 1930 Date To 4: 1941
Owner 5: Letha Greene Date Fr 5: 1941 Date To 5: 1946
Owner 6: Sophia S. Parker Date Fr 6: 1946&9 Date To 6: 1967
Owner 7: Claudette F. Graumlich Tr. Date Fr 7: 1967 Date To 7: 2005
Owner 8:  Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 
Owner 9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
Owner 10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10: 
1975 Owner:  Claudette K. Graumlich. 43-44-45-46-47 BL3 Sib 2. Pt lot 42.
Description: Originally a "Railroad House", very similar the 710 next door.  "Remodeled" (mostly taken down and rebuilt) to its present Greek Revival style in 1923.  Now a 2 1/2 story Greek Revival home, siding, gable with 3 front dormers. 
Story 1: 3 possible dates of building 1892, 1900 (Hamilton Co Auditor), 1904.  I believe the 1892 date is correct because the house was occupied by a Bellville family (Fannie R. Bellville) in the 1900 Census.  The deeds also show a mortgage in 1891 ready to build a house, finished in 1892.
Story 2: It looks as if it must have been Linda H. Beaman and her husband who totally remodeled this home and then lost it after the stock market crash and into the Depression. 
Story 3: Home owned (1941-46) by the Greene family, owners of the Delta Queen, Greene Line Steamers.  Tom & Letha Greene.
Story 4: Jim & "Soap" Parker III bought the "Great House" at 716 Floral in early spring 1946.  There they raised Jim IV "Jake" (b. 1942) & Bill (b. 1945).  Does anyone know who gave the house this nickname? 
Story 5: 1969 scrapbook - interior and exterior photos.
Story 6: Frederick T. Graumlich was born in Toledo, Lucas OH 27 Sep 1931 and died in Cincinnati, Hamilton OH 8 Jun 2000. 
Story 7: This house and garden were featured several times during the time Claudette and Fred Graumlich owned it. 
Story 8: This house is on the 17 October 2010 T P Historical Society House Tour, "The White House Tour".  "Tracy and Todd Motto, 716 Floral Avenue.  Nicknamed The Great House by an early owner, this home was built in 1892 as a railroad house but restyled with Greek Revival features in 1923.  The Greene Family, who owned the Delta Queen riverboat, once resided here.  Its current owners have restored it to a home fitting of its ages-old nickname.  This house has been painted white inside and out for a striking decorative finish." 
1939 Map: Sorenson
1942 Map: Tom Greene
1951/3 Map: James B. Parker Jr.
1959-66 Directories: Jim & Sophia "Soap" Parker & Mrs. D. F. O'Grady
1967-68 Direct: ''      (moved to 701 Yale) & Fred & Claudette Graumlich
1969-2003 Directories: Fred & Claudette Graumlich
2004-05 Direct: Mrs. Fred (Claudette) Graumlich  (Sold 2005)
2006-12 Directories: Todd & Tracey Motto