Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 719  Street: Park Name: 
Family: Bracken Owner Info: Y
Built: 1928? 1921? (see Story 2) Sec: 29 Sub: George W. Corey Lot: 30-31
Architect:  Cont/Build: Evelands
#Owners: 4 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built:  Add To: Y Sub From:  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.  
Current Owner: Doug & Amie Bracken Date Fr: 2015 Date To: 
Original Owner: Mary Lewis Boland (& other family members (dates from survey map book #1) Date Fr: 1924 Date To: 
Owner 1: Techla Clara Wherele in 1953 - see story 3 Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 
Owner 2: Earl L Sr. & Barbara Boland Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 1961
Owner 3: John F. & Virginia L. Rice Date Fr 3: 1961 Date To 3: 1982
Owner 4: Richard C. & Elizabeth T. Bieser Date Fr 4: 1982 Date To 4: 1994
Owner 5: Elsworth M. Jr. & Dana W. Roberts Date Fr 5: 1994 Date To 5: 2012
Owner 6:  Date Fr 6: 2012 Date To 6: 2015
Owner 7:  Date Fr 7:  Date To 7: 
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:  John F. & Virginia L. Rice
Description: 2 story Bungalow (Bieser).  The original building materials were cedar shingles and redwood clapboard.  Rick Bieser continued the same use of these materials on the addition, hip & gable roofs.  John Rice, son of Jack & Ginny Rice, says when they lived there the house was "identical to the Martin's house" at 743 Park.  
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.   Earl Boland grew up living with his grandmother, Techle Wherele.  After Techle moved to a nursing home, Barbara and Earl moved into that house.  Later it was sold to the Rice's. (information from Jim & Virgie MacMillan, neighbors across the street at 722 Park)
     Tecla Clare Wherle walked her cow over the bridge every day to graze on 3 empty lots where later 319, 323 & 327 (owned by Mrs. Baldwin, 219 Oxford) Harvard were built.  ??? (or was it just Rose Saap?)
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