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Title Property Record of 20 Simpson Avenue
Catalog Number 2007.09.415
Scope & Content Property Record of 20 Simpson Avenue

- Lot 122 -

1874 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: A.A. Horton, Columbus, PA/ 99 years from 21 August 1873/ Term rent $75.00
1875 Lease Assigned to: Charles D. Colburn, Ellington, NY
1880 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Miss Susan M. Birch, Meadville, PA/ (Later known as Mrs. DeForest Jennings)
1887 The Assembly Herald issue dated August 1, 1887, Column 2, page 1 listed "A new cottage built by Mr. and Mrs. DeForest Jennings..."/ Note: A late winter fire destroyed most of the cottages in the area South and East of the "Auditorium," stopping just short of the nearly finished Aldine/ Mr. Jennings was an architect in Washington, DC and was able to complete the building and welcome guests for the 1887 Season
1892 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Susie Birch Jennings, Washington, DC/ 358/127
1912 Chautauqua Institution lease: M. Bernice Simmons and her sister, Louise B. Simmons, Buffalo, NY/ 604/237
1940 Louise B. Simmons Assigned her half interest to her sister, Mrs. Bernice B. Fairbank
1941 Chautauqua Institution deed: Mrs. Bernice B. Fairbank/ In lieu of the 1912 lease to the sisters/ 653/209
1971 Suzanne C. Gray, Cleveland Heights, Ohio/ 1414/518
1985 Joreta H. Speck and Mary I. Doebler, both of Tonawanda, NY/ As tenants in common/ 1985/18
1987 Condominium Declaration filed - Nine Unit "Aldine Condo"/ 2119/280

Tax A/C Retire 1987

For Condo Units - See 50 17 7.1 thru 7.90
G - 7.1; 1-A - 7.2; 2-A - 7.3; 2-B - 7.4; 2-C - 7.5; 3-A - 7.6; 3-B - 7.7; 3-C - 7.8; 4 - 7.9

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
Aldine 20 Simpson $6 to 10 Mrs. S.B. Jennings

-- Lot 7.5 Unit 2C --

2009 January 2 Arnold Scolnick to Arnold & Elizabeth Scolnick Revocable Trust, 3302 Aruba Way # H-2, Cocunut Creek, FL 33066; 2670/127
2009 August 25 Arnold Scolnick to Arnold & Elizabeth Scolnick Revocable Trust, 3302 Aruba Way # H-2, Cocunut Creek, FL 33066; 2683/261
2013 November 6 Seller: Judy Pendergast; Buyer: Bright Vacation Rentals, LLC, 6035 Penfield Lane Solon, OH 44139

Additional material available in the property file.

Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Birch, Susan M.
Gray, Suzanne C.
Horton, A.A.
Colburn, Charles D.
Jennings, DeForest
Jennings, Susie Birch
Simmons, M. Bernice
Simmons, Louise B.
Fairbank, Bernice B.
Speck, Joreta H.
Doebler, Mary I.
Scolnick, Arnold
Real Estate
Pendergast, Judy
Bright Vacation Rentals, LLC
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 The Aldine
Cottage Build Date 1887