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Title Property Record of 2 Irving Place
Catalog Number 2007.09.71
Scope & Content Property Record of 2 Irving Place

1991 Note:
Irving Place was in the Northwest corner of the 50 acre parcel purchased in 1874 at Fair Point for the first Assembly Grounds.

- Lot 178 on Davis Avenue - as re-surveyed by J.F. Hunt in 1887

1888 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Note - the lease for this Lot was not found in the files but assume that one was issued because all of the five other Lots on Davis had leases in this style: Name of leaseholder, 99 years from 1 September 1873. Consideration: Assignment and surrender of former interest in Lot 178 and in the premises known as the CORRY TRACT or Corry Settlement - and the Chautauqua Assembly hereby covenants that it will not suffer any buildings to be erected on said TRACTor premises outside the lot lines of Lots 177 to182 inclusive.

Judging by the few Tax Assessors' records available now, it appears that there has been a cottage on this lakefront lot since 1877. The first listing had no name but a valuation of $500. The first name shown was Mrs. J.P .Murry of Corry, PA in the early 1880s and 1889 was the first year of six for T.C. Joy of Tidioute, PA. Mr. S. H. Clark of Chicago, IL became the cottage holder in 1896 and held it until about 1921.

1927 Chautauqua Institution lease: Walter Roberts, Richmond Hill, NY/ 603/264
1939 Chautauqua Institution deed: Walter Roberts, Richmond Hill, NY/ In lieu of the 1927 lease to him/ 653/103
1958 Richard W. Pickens, Rockwall, Texas/ 1105/596
1969 Quit Claim Deed from Richard W. Pickens to his wife, Betty W. Pickens/ 1337/105
1985 Estate: Betty Ann Woodworth Pickens died testate May 24, 1985 in Rockwall County, Texas/ Co-Executors and legatees were her three daughters: Mayre Pickens Springer, Patty Pickens Camp and Francie Pickens Oliver/ Ancillary Probate #40707
1998 August - Seller Patricia Canup, 604 W. Rusk, Rockwell, Texas 75087/ Buyer Francie Oliver and Mayre Springer, 1056 The High Rd., Austin, Texas 78746/ 49-21-2
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Roberts, Walter
Murry, J.P.
Joy, T.C.
Clark, S.H.
Pickens, Richard W.
Pickens, Betty Ann Woodworth
Springer, Mayre Pickens
Patty Pickens Camp
Oliver, Francie Pickens
Canup, Patricia
Hunt, J.F.
Real Estate
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