Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 302  Street: Oxford Name: Louis Breiling House
Family: Hodges Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: N
Built: 1886  Sec: 23 Sub: Pattison & Iuen Lot: 5-6-7
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 3F Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
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1969 - John Hodges added 21'3" x  32' to the rear of the home for a family room, 2 bed rooms and a bath.
Current Owner: John & Margaret Hodges  Date Fr: 1961 Date To: 
Original Owner: Louis & Ida Rauscher R. Breiling  Date Fr: 1886 Date To: 1958
Owner 1: Amy F. Breiling Date Fr 1: 1958 Date To 1: 1959
Owner 2: Durward C. & Helen Hughes  Date Fr 2: 1959 Date To 2: 1961
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1975 Owner:  John W. & Margaret S. Hodges. 5-6-7 PI
Description: 2 story, stucco Victorian, gable roof.  "Breiling House" - Helen Christopher Barnett's maternal grandfather
Story 1: Louis Breiling was Mayor of Terrace Park 1898-01.
Story 2: Mrs. Louis (Ida) Breiling wrote a paper (in the file) for the Terrace Park Woman's Club mentioning some of these early houses.  She says 5 were built in 1886.  In 1886 Louis and Ida Mary Breiling (both 1st generation immigrants from Germany) moved to 302 Oxford Avenue.  Their daughter Pearl was born in that home one year later (1887) (see 215 Oxford).  This part of the Breiling family pronounced their name Breeling rather than the German Breiling - long i sound - as did the Breilings in Kentucky.  Evidently the Union Central Life Insurance Co. for whom Louis Breiling worked all his working life (VP in the end) made this change in pronunciation perhaps during the First World War.  
Story 3: Breilings originally owned land now at 308 & 314 Oxford.
Story 4: John William "Buzz" Hodges was born 14 June 1933 in Martinsville IN and died 17 September 2015 in Montgomery OH, Craver-Riggs Funeral Home, Burial in the St. Thomas Columbarium. 
1939 Map: Breiling
1942 Map: Breiling
1951/3 Map: Louis Breiling
1959 Directory: Amy F. Breiling (unmarried daughter of Louis & Ida R. Breiling)
1960 Directory: Durward & Helen Hughes (owners of Terrace Park Market)
1962-2012 Directories: John & Margaret Hodges