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Title Property Record of 38 Miller Park
Catalog Number 2007.09.231
Scope & Content Property Record of 38 Miller Park

- Lot 44 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: William Johnson and Charles Austin, Gerry, NY/ 99 years from 7 August 1873/ Term rent $50
1874 Lease Assigned to Morgan L. Heath, Ellery, NY
1882 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Morgan L. Heath, Ellery, NY
1887 Note: After a disastrous fire leveled cottages in the "lower end" of the Park (south-easeterly quadrant of what is now Miller Park) the Assembly Board realized that an open view of the lake would be desirable and bought the cottage holders' interests/ The larger area has been a public park for over a century, now
1888 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Charles W. & Sarah A. Sanford (H&W), Westfield, NY/ Note: Judging by the Tax Assessors' valuations it seems that the Sanfords built a substantial cottage promptly/ It also appears that the first cottage on this site was badly damaged by the fire because the valuations were about $400 before the fire, no listing for 1887 and 1888, then jumped to $1000 for 1889
1892 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Lizzie Kidd, New York City
1896 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Irene C. (Mrs. John V.) Ritts, Butler, PA
1940 Chautauqua Institution deed: Mrs. Irene C. Ritts, Butler, PA/ In lieu of the 1896 lease to her
194? Estate: Irene C. Ritts died leaving the property to her three children: Maude Ritts (Mrs. F. Craig) Dickson; Leonard C. Ritts (wife, Gladys C.) and Elias Ritts (wife, Helen)/ Miscellaneous Records 22/458
1941 The heirs sold this property to Helen H. Ritts, Butler, PA/ 668/212
1965 Robert N. Waddell, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/ 1273/306
1989 Nov. 1, Seller, Robert M. Waddell, 700 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; Buyer, Sally Heinz Waddell, 700 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH 43202/ 50-14-4
1989 Sally Heinz (Mrs. Robert N.) Waddell, Columbus, Ohio/ 2207/419
1990 Note: When Mrs. Waddell returned from shopping about 11 o'clock in the morning of September 17, 1990, she found her home ablaze/ The structure and contents were destroyed
1991 R. Michael & Barbara A. Goldman (H&W), Jamestown, NY/ As tenants by the entirety/ 2254/293
1991 Howard & Leslie Zemsky (H&W), Buffalo, NY/ As tenants by entirety/ 2265/134
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Waddell, Sally Heinz
Johnson, William
Austin, Charles
Heath, Morgan L.
Sanford, Sarah A.
Sanford, Charles W.
Kidd, Lizzie
Ritts, Irene C.
Dickson, Maude Ritts
Ritts, Leonard C.
Ritts, Elias
Ritts, Gladys C.
Ritts, Helen H.
Waddell, Robert, Jr.
Goldman, R. Michael
Goldman, Barbara A.
Zemsky, Howard
Zemsky, Leslie
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