Lot and Block » Lots 7-9, Block 8 Old Lot 43, Block R
Name » Sunset Cottage (1908-1925)
Built » late 1870s (moved?)
Built by »
Owner(s) » Samuel P Heinline, original, c1884-5 (#74) Mrs. M H Carpenter, c1885 (#81) Mary L Thompson, 1890 (#202) William T Hutchinson, 1891 (#240, 627) Francis J Woodman, 1908 (#715) Jennie C Woodman, 1917 (#978) John B Davis, 1925 (#1104) J. Joseph W. Palmer, 1937 (Deed 668:466) Lucy Salamanca, c. 1940 Sydney & Phyllis Connor, 1946 Lloyd & Barbara Luther, 1951 George A. & Jane H. Pughe Jr., December 1953 (liber 1867 folio 225) Jane H. Pughe, 22 August 1969 (liber 5857 folio 566) Joseph Hodges & Tamara Williams
Remarks » 1940s alterations: bay window, which lies across the property line, second story enclosed for bedroom and bath. Pughes enclosed porch for bedroom with bath & utility room in rear. Original cottage still rests on original cedar post foundations. Sunken patio is built on foundations of former neighboring cottage. Garage removed 1987. Called Sunset Cottage by Dr. Woodman for the view from front porch. Lucy Salamanca wrote Fortress of Freedom, a history of the Library of Congress. George Pughe was second mayor of Washington Grove (1957-1961 & 1963-1969). He was Chief of the Air & Space Division of Library of Congress, retired 1969. He died 8-6-1995. Jane Pughe taught piano lessons to children in her house, and was a piano accompaniest with the Town Chorus for many years.
Sources » NR form; Summary of Washington Grove Assn deeds, 1935-37, Land Records, Town Archives; County Tax Records; Assessment records; Phyllis Connor and Jane Pughe, December 1991. Assn minutes, 5-19-1891; Register of Stock Certificates. 1946 tax list. Shantz, 47 & 82. Town Clerk corres, 8-19-1937. WG Town Bulletin, 8-21-1995.