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Title Property Record of 15 South Avenue
Catalog Number 2007.09.423
Scope & Content Property Record of 15 South Avenue


- Lot 587 -

1879 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Mrs. Malone L. Wilcox, Fair Point, NY/ 99 years from 29 August 1879/ Term rent $125.00
1886 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Jessie Breed, Jamestown, NY/ Note: Mrs. Breed acquired the lease to the adjacent Lot 586 in 1897
1903 Mrs. Breed mortgaged her two leaseholds for $2000.00 and "agreed to insure the buildings thereon for at least $2000.00."/ Mgt 229/290
1906 Mrs. Breed mortgaged this Lot 587 only and agreed to "insure the buildings erected and to be erected thereon for at least $1000.00"/ Note: It appears that the first cottages at 13 and 15 South Ave. were built between 1886 and 1906/ Mgt 336/151
1916 Estate: Jessie Winkle Breed died testate/ Executor, friend and legatee, Mrs. Anna Smith of Mayville, NY
1917 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Anna Smith, Mayville, NY
1917 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Bertha G. Young
1919 Chautauqua Institution lease: Miss Jane C. Conklin, Washington, D.C.
1923 Chautauqua Institution lease: William C. & Elizabeth A. Kruse, Buffalo, NY
1943 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Ada H. Arnn, Louisville, KY
1968 Chautauqua Institution deed: Mrs. Ada H. Arnn/ In lieu of the 1943 lease to her/ 1343/388
1971 Estate: Ada H. Arnn died testate/ Son, Edward T. Arnn, Executor
1972 Mildred A. & Converse Branscome, Jr. (W&H), New Castle, PA/ 1423/271
1981 Douglas C. & Linda R. Spalding (H&W), Chautauqua, NY/ As tenants by the entirety/ 1893/442
1991 Addendum: Ninety years ago, in 1901, the Chautauqua Assembly published a list of 56 "Boarding Cottages" including this one:

Cottage Rate per
Name Address Week Proprietor
Girard 15 South $6 to 8 Mrs. Jessie Breed
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Breed, Jessie
Smith, Anna
Young, Bertha G.
Kruse, William C.
Arnn, Edward T.
Wilcox, Mrs. Malone L.
Conklin, Jane C.
Kruse, Elizabeth A.
Arnn, Ada H.
Branscome, Mildred A.
Branscome, Converse, Jr.
Spalding, Douglas C.
Spalding, Linda R.
Real Estate
Cottages
Object Name Property reference file
Classification Real Estate
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Need to Classify
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Accumulation 2007
Cottage Nickname Girard Cottage; The Patrick Henry
Cottage Build Date 1877-9