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Lot and Block » Lot 1, Block 8 Old Lots 17 & 18, Block R
Name » Liberty
Built » c. 1882-5
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Owner(s) » William A Bearman, pre-1893 (#24) William H H Smith, 1893 (#357), 1894 (TD 2:108) Peter J Valaer, Jr, 1912 (#822) Major Samuel and Sallie Walker, 1929 (#1140) Maxwell Winter Caryl Winter, by 1941 (liber 564 folio 387) Warren and Linda Winter, 1987 to present
Remarks » Appears in assessment records as Lot 1 & part 2 Block 8. WHH Smith was founder of WG’s Chautauqua. William H H Smith owned Lot 1 in 1894 when Maria Smith owned Lot 2. Peter Valaer taught chemistry at Woodward School for Boys for over 40 years. He served as chief chemist of the IRS’s Alcohol Tax Unit and authored the book Wines of the World.
Sources » Edwards, 91, 224 & 226; Shantz, 82; Warren Winter oral history; Register of Stock Certificates; Assessment records. Deliquent tax list, 1941. Tax list, 1946.

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