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Title Property Record of 28 Miller Park
Catalog Number 2007.09.228
Scope & Content Property Record of 28 Miller Park


- Lot 15 -

1871 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Jacob Miller, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Kate P. Bruch, Canton, Ohio; and Lewis Miller, Akron, Ohio/ 15 years from 15 July 1871/ Term rent $100.00/ Note: The first few leases granted were for 15 year terms/ By 1873 all were being written for 99 years and the short term ones were replaced gratuitously
1882 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly Lease: Lewis Miller, Akron, Ohio/ Note: Lewis Miller was President of Chautauqua from 1874 until his death in 1899
1893 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mary Valinda (Mrs. Lewis) Miller, Akron, Ohio


- Lot 17 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: William S. Gleason, Mayville, NY/ 99 years from 19 August 1872/ Term rent $100.00
1875 Lease Assigned: Lewis Miller and Jacob Miller (brothers)
1882 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Lewis Miller, Akron, Ohio
1893 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mary V. (Mrs. Lewis) Miller, Akron, Ohio


- Lots 16 & 17 -

1915 Estate: Mary V. Miller died testate in 1915/ Her expressed intentions were carried out by having all ten persons beneficially interested quit claim to one of them, John V. Miller of East Orange, NJ/ He sold the Chautauqua property to his sister, another legatee, Mina Miller Edison of East Orange, NJ
1918 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mina M. (Mrs. Thomas A.) Edison, East Orange, NJ


- Lot 51 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: T.P. Warner, Busti, NY/ 99 years from 19 August 1872/ Term rent $50.00/ 157/50
1875 Sublease: Mr. Warner assigned the "upper part of Lot 51, being 16' wide on Hedding Ave. and 30' along Terrace Ave." to T.L. Warner/ (Hedding Ave. is now called Vincent Ave.)
1881 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Elijah C. Norton (all of Lot 51)
1887 Estate: Elijah C. Norton died intestate/ P.F. Norton, Administrator
1887 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Jesse Smith, Titusville, PA
1899 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, Titusville, PA/ "Together with the cottage situate on said Lot."


- Lot 52 -

1882 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: William T. Dunn, Pittsburgh, PA/ 99 years from 11 September 1882/ Term rent $325.00
1898 Lease Assigned: Jesse Smith, Titusville, PA
1899 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, Titusville, PA/ ".. together with the cottage thereon."


- Lots 51 & 52 -

1914 Estate: Elizabeth J. Smith died testate/ Charles S. Barrett, Executor/ "Three cottages at Chautauqua" willed to her son, Ernest Nelson Smith of Warren, PA/ The other legatee was her daughter, Florence E. Marquis of Phoenix, Arizona
1918 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Mina M. Edison, East Orange, NJ


- Lot 53 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Henry H. Graves, Harmony, NY/ 99 years from 8 August 1873/ Term rent $50.00
1880 Lease Assigned: Elijah C. Morton and Arvilla E.C. Dunn
1920 Lease Assigned: Chautauqua Institution


- Lot 54 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Z.W. Shadduck, Wesleyville, PA/ 99 years from 19 August 1872/ Term rent $50.00/ ..."for private tent or cottage or boardinghouse"
1880 Lease Assigned: Arvilla E.D. Dunn
1920 Lease Assigned: Chautauqua Institution\


- Lot 55 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: R.F. Keeler, Erie, PA/ 99 years from 19 August 1872/ Term rent $50.00
1876 Lease Assigned: Rev. E.J.S. Baker, Mayville, NY
1876 Lease Assigned: Mrs. Patricilla Holmes
1882 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: M.H. Hamlin, Greenville, PA
1886 Lease Assigned: Miss Eliza J. Lee, Windsor Lack, CT
1894 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Mary S. Cullum, Meadville, PA
1904 Chautauqua Institution lease: Miss Emma Pease Howard, Knoxville, IL
1937 Chautauqua Institution lease: Juliette H. (Mrs. Robert ) McIntyre, Hagerstown, MD
1939 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Mina M. Edison, East Orange, NJ


- Lot 248 -

1875 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Rev. David M. Stever, Erie Conference, M.E. Church/ 99 years from 15 July 1874/ Term rent $100.00/ 157/40
1880 Lease Assigned: George W. Sheldon, Sherman, NY
1920 Lease Assigned: Chautauqua Institution


- Lots 53 & 54 & 248 -

1921 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Mina Miller Edison, West Orange, NJ/ 99 years from 3 May 1921/ Term rent $2500.00/ Note: Mrs. Edison accumulated six ontiguous Lots across Asbury from the rear of her Cottage - (#51 thru #55 & #248) - between 1918 and 1939 in order to develop a garden


- All eight Lots -

1947 Estate: Mina Miller Edison died testate in August the last day of the 1947 Chautauqua Season/ The Chautauqua property was willed to her three children: Madeleine Edison Sloane, Theodore M. Edison and Charles Edison who acted as Txecutor/ Miscellaneous Record 60/53
1951 Theodore M. Edison renounced his 1/3rd interest/ Misc Record 60/51
1951 Chautauqua Institution deeds: Madeleine Edison Sloane and *Charles Edison, both of Llewellyn Park, Essex Co., NJ/ 907/198 & 907/202/ In lieu of the six leases to Mina Miller Edison
1951 Nancy Miller & Edward T. Arnn (W&H), Colorado Springs, CO/ 917/488
1955 Nancy Miller Arnn, Louisville, KY/ 1028/42
1968 AGREEMENT between Chautauqua Institution and the owners of three Cottages on lands abutting that part of Asbury Avenue which lies between the South line of Whitfield and the North line of Vincent (formerly Hedding) Avenues/ Asbury, south of Whitfield, is no longer open as a public street and for the purposes of this AGREEMENT is divided into PORTIONS ONE and TWO.
PORTION ONE runs from Vincent Avenue northerly to a line formed by extending the line between Lots 17 and 18 straight across the former street/ All of PORTION ONE is owned by Nancy Miller Arnn.
PORTION TWO runs southerly from Whitfield Avenue along the abandoned street until it meets PORTION ONE All of PORTION TWO is owned, as tenants in common, by the owners of 3 Whitfield, 22 Miller Park and 28 Miller Park/ Cost of surface maintenance to be borne equally
PORTION TWO may be used by owners and their guests for foot travel and for parking a maximum of three automobiles, one for each Cottage and in no event shall such parking prevent passage of an automobile along the entire length of PORTION TWO
PORTIONS ONE and TWO are both subject to: Usual Chautauqua Institution conditions, restrictions, etc./ Private property Parking Permit required and fee paid, each Season/ All provisions of this AGREEMENT shall ...run with the land/ 1346/147

*Charles Edison, grandson of Lewis Miller, served as Governor of New Jersey/ At his death in 1969, The Charles Edison Fund was set up for the support of Philanthropic research, education and preservation

1991 Note: Nancy Miller Arnn is a daughter of John V. Miller and granddaughter of Co-Founder Lewis Miller/ She is an active member of the Board of The Charles Edison Fund which meets several times a year
1993 The Nancy M. Arnn Living Trust, Nancy M. Arnn, Trustee, Colorado Springs, CO/ 2291/458
1995 Edward Arnn, Colorado Springs, CO

2010 March 5 Nancy Arnn to Nancy Miller Arnn Family, LLC, 2525 Scorpio Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906; 2694/896



Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Miller, Jacob
Miller, Lewis
Miller, Mary Valinda
Gleason, William S.
Edison, Mina Miller
Edison, Thomas A.
Cullum, Mary S.
Howard, Emma Pease
Edison, Charles
Bruch, Kate P.
Miller, John V
Warner, T.P.
Warner, T.L.
Norton, Elijah C.
Norton, P.F.
Smith, Jesse
Smith, Elizabeth J.
Dunn, William T.
Barrett, Charles S.
Smith, Ernest Nelson
Marquis, Florence E.
Graves, Henry H.
Morton, Elijah C.
Dunn, Arvilla E.C.
Shadduck, Z.W.
Keeler, R.F.
Baker, E.J.S.
Homes, Patricilla
Hamilin, M.H.
Lee, Eliza J.
McIntyre, Juliette H.
Stever, David M.
Sheldon, George W.
Sloane, Madeleine Edison
Edison, Theodore M.
Arnn, Nancy Miller
Arnn, Edward T.
Real Estate
cottages
Miller Cottage
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 Swiss Chalet; Louis Miller Cottage