Dunleath

Updated December 14, 2020

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611 Park Avenue

  • $299,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Listed as being built in 1925, but likely earlier (see note)
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,460, May 2013
  • Note: Property records and the district’s National Register nomination date the house to 1925, but city directories show the address as early as 1917. The owner of the property was Charles T. Smith, who lived next door at 613 Park, a house he built around 1911. 611 Park was apparently a rental until 1927, when it was bought by Frank and Louise Herbin. The Herbins owned it until 1957. He was a machinist.

711 Park Avenue

  • $274,900 (originally $286,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $273,622, October 2014

751 Chestnut Street
contract pending December 9, 2020

  • $168,500 (originally $179,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,056 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: 1966, price not recorded on deed.
  • Listing: “… looking for new owners to bring back the glory days. Exterior has been covered in aluminum siding, interior plaster walls covered by wood paneling, wood floors covered by carpeting since 1960.”
    • “FP mantels and newel posts from original Dunleath Mansion.”
    • The property was bought in 1905 by Leon M. Ham and his wife, Kate, who apparently built the house as a rental. They lived on East Lee Street. Leon was secretary-treasurer of the family business, the Ham Grocery Company at 215 S. Elm Street. The first known tenant was Dr. John R. Williams, a physician, in 1908. By 1909, the house was occupied by Jesse and Walter Waynick, both carpenters, and Miss Clara and Miss Molly Waynick.
    • A somewhat odd 1912 deed shows the house being sold to “D.A. McLarty and her heirs.” County property records identify her as Mrs. Eugene McLarty; he was listed in the city directory as living at the same address. He was a druggist. Also living there were Verne McLarty, a clerk at Sykes Drug Store, and William McLarty, a student. They owned the house for 54 years, selling it in 1966.
    • The house apparently has remained in one family since then. It is being sold by the estate of Norman P. Alley, who died in June at age 85. He was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of AMP Inc., now part of Tyco.