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Lot and Block » Lots 27 & 28, Block 4
Name » Pioneer
Built » c1881?
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Owner(s) » Rev. William Burris (#2) first owner Alva H. Doan, 1883; c. 1888 (#161) Magdalena Doan, 1888 Warren Choate, 1893 (JA 39: 499) Clara M. Houghton, 1893 (#346) (JA 39: 501); 23 January 1899 (lots 27-28 #531-532) “a southern congressman” Charles E. & Gertrude E. McNabb, 6 March 1919 (#997) Charles E. & Elizabeth E. McNabb, 1922 deed; 15 March 1923 (#1077) Charles E. McNabb, 10 September 1923 (#1082) Gabriel B. Linkins, 4 November 1926 (#1109) Robert L. Terrell, 3 October 1927 (#1112) Frank L. & Mable Heller, 26 Februay 1930 (#1146) David Norvell, by 1946 Philip & Pauline Vetter, 1940sthrough at least 1953 B. William & Carol P. Uhlendorf, 1962 (liber 2979 folio 32) Carol P. Uhlendorf, 26 September 1973 (liber 4443 folio 645)
Remarks » With former 202 Grove is contender for first cottage on Grove Avenue. Charles McNabb worked for Agriculture Department and had germ phobia. He had screens on all doors (even interior), washed all food brought into the house, and re-baked the bread. Remodeling by Vetter family. Philip Vetter was a cabinet-maker; after he died Pauline Vetter ran a boarding house, renting the three bedrooms and keeping for herself what later became the dining room. For the first year of Uhlendorfs’ ownership people would knock on the door wanting to rent a room. Carol Uhlendorf bought out B. Wm. Uhlendorf’s interest in the house. When side rooms were added the old roof was left in place, so there a sloping shingled roof comes down to the attic floor under the new roof; a hidden window faces a solid wall about 18 in beyond.
Sources » Edwards, 90-91; Shantz, 87; 1922 deed, Land Records, Town Archives; Record of Leases; County Tax Records; Zoe Wadsworth; Pauline Vetter; Carol Uhlendorf; Assessment records; 1946 tax list; 1953 delinquent tax list; Register of Stock Certificates.

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