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College Park Historic Homes Tour North From Lake Adair, 1997

Lake Adair reportedly got its name in 1884, when John W. Childress bought an adjacent grove and bestowed his wife’s name on the lake. The eastern border of Childress’ land would have been today’s Westmoreland. By 1920, that land and the area to the east were still mostly citrus groves, other farms and woodland, outside the city limits. Few of the streets we know today existed, and the name “College Park” was not yet in use. During the real estate book of 1921-27, however, subdivision proceeded rapidly, although the boom ended long before all the many lots that had been platted could be built on. A couple who saw possibilities early were Daniel W. and Margarite Clouser. In 1915, they bought much of the land included in this tour…

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College Park Historic Homes Tour North From Lake Adair, November 23, 1997.

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The seventh historic homes tour of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.

North from Lake Adair House Tour Addresses:

1. 1501 Westmoreland Drive

2. 1418 Clouser Avenue

3. 907 Golfview Street

4. 927 Maxwell Street

5. 901 Lake Adair Boulevard

6. 803 Lake Adair Boulevard

Architecture and house histories also noted include 1315 Westmoreland Drive, 945 Lake Adair Boulevard, 909 Lake Adair Boulevard, 823 Lake Adair Boulevard, 811 Lake Adair Boulevard, 1722 Dormont Lane, 727 Lake Adair Boulevard, 705 Lake Adair Boulevard, and 727 Oak Street.

Notable people mentioned include:

Jerry Ahern

Edmund and Charlotte Allen

Elinor Baker

Charles E. Bradshaw, Sr.

Dr. N.T. Bryan

Mary K. (Mrs. Francis) Buckingham

Vern L. Bullis

John W. Childress

Bruce Clouser

Clyde Clouser

Daniel W. and Margarite Clouser

Edgar Clouser

Mack Clouser

Morris (Maurice) Clouser

Levi H. and Estelle Crisler

Howard and Gertrude Evans

Victor Gentile

Gladys and Henry Hancock

Clara Harvey

Minnie Heath

Arthur Herbert

Eric Houston

Charles A. and Charlotte Johnson

Harry W. and Annie Kanner

Jack Kerouac

Loomis Leedy

Stephen F. Maxwell

Horace and Vivian McCardell

William McIntosh

George B. Patterson

Isaac and Gladys Shier

Farmer James South

Raymond C. Stevens

Percy Pamorrow (“Jim”) Turner

William and Sarah Van Dauber

John C. West

May and D. Ross Wynn

Document courtesy of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.

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