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Object ID 1000.104.02
Title "101 East Melrose Street"
Object Name Exhibit
Date 1998
Creator Julie Thomas
Description "101 East Melrose Street"
Exhibit produced by Julie Thomas for the Chevy Chase Historical Society for 1998 Gala


BEFORE (1000.104.02a)
2nd floor, back hall looking from south to north (front to back). Rebuilt back stairs from 2nd to 3rd floor not yet constructed (same location as old back stairs).

AFTER (1000.104.02b)
2nd floor back hall looking from south to north (front to back). Rebuilt back stairs from 2nd to 3rd floor shown.

BEFORE (1000.104.02c)
2nd floor back hall looking to front (south). Back stairs and window seat on left. Hall widened and window seat added during renovation. Far door on right into Will's bedroom, oldest part of the house.

AFTER (1000.104.02d)
2nd floor, back hall looking to front (south), to front (south), to Will's room on right, linen closet on left.

BEFORE (1000.104.02e)
Will's room, 2nd floor front southwest bedroom, oldest part of the house, looking to northeast, into reconfigured hall and nursery.

BEFORE (1000.104.02f)
Looking to southeast corner (front) of house, dressing room.
AFTER (1000.104.02g)
Looking to southeast corner of house (part), new cherry paneled dressing room.

BEFORE (1000.104.02h)
Looking from 2nd floor hall up to 3rd floor hall--toward northeast fireplace formerly in a bedroom.
AFTER (1000.104.02i)
Looking from 2nd floor front hall up to 3rd floor hall, to northeast.

BEFORE (1000.104.02j)
Master bedroom fireplace, looking west. Chimney pine paneling added.
BEFORE (1000.104.02k)
Looking east from master bedroom into dressing room to fireplace, now closed. Marble mantel (from Tennessee) now moved to middle bedroom off children's back hall.
AFTER (1000.104.02l)
Master bedroom fireplace and mantle (existing), antique Portuguese animal tiles added.

BEFORE (1000.104.02m)
3rd floor hall looking east. Door to left was to trunk room, now hall bath.
AFTER (1000.104.02n)
3rd floor hall looking east.

BEFORE (1000.104.02o)
Looking north, former trunk room, now hall bath. Note old floor and lathe.
AFTER (1000.104.02p)
3rd floor hall both looking north. Formerly trunk room.

BEFORE (1000.104.02q)
3rd floor off bedroom, looking north.

BEFORE (1000.104.02r)
Juncture of living room and walnut library, north (terrace) side of house. Former rear wall not securely attached to rest of house, circa 1920s and 1951 renovations.
AFTER (1000.104.02s)
Juncture of living room and walnut library looking north to terrace.



HOUSE HISTORY
see 1000.104.02t

Deed November 1892 Liber JA 36 Folio 61-2 sale of land to the Chevy Chase Land Co.

Deed December 1961 Liber TD 19 Folio 178-72 sale of land later described as part of lot 18 in Block 46 Section II to Mary Steel Claude by the Cheuy Chase Land Company for $35.

Deed March 1983 but recorded September 1918 (after the death of Mary Steel Claude) Liber 214 Folio 468-61 described as part of lot 18 to Mary Steel Claude by the Chevy Chase Land Company for $35.

Mary Steel Claude died in 1918 and left the property to her children Jessie S. Claude, Marie K. Claude, Herbert Claude and Eluiood Claude. In September of 1918 Herbert Claude deeded his share to his sisters Jessie and Marie.This is recorded in Deed September 1910 Liber 214, Folio 458-59.

Deed June 1914 Liber 242 Folio 433-34 sale to William and Eleanor Lauck by Jessie Claude, Marie Claude Dwight and her husband Roy, and Elwood Claude and his wife Mamie.

Deed September 1915 Liber 254 Folio 35-37 sale of lot 9 and part of lot II to William and Eleanor Lauck by the Chevy Chase Land Company for $4,124.50

Deed November 1919 Liber 288 Folio 243-45 sale of parts of lot 7, 8, 12, and 13 to William and Eleanor Lauck by the Chevy Chase Land Company for $2,531.25.

Deed May 1920 Liber 298 Folio 51-52 sale of parts of lots 6, 7. 13 and 14 to William and Eleanor Lauck by the Chevy Chase Land Company for $1,518.75.

Deed July 1920 Liber 298 Folio 53-54 sale of part of lot II to William and Eleanor Lauck by Waldo and Alvina Schmitt.

Deed October 1923 Liber 340 Folio 118-19 sale of part of lots 12, 13, and 14 to William and Eleanor Lauck by the Chevy Chase Land Company for $4,442.31. Interestingly, the deed includes the following: "Subject however to the right to use the well pump paraphernalia and pump house nouu located on said lot 13 and the land occupied by same with the right of ingress and egress which are hereby reserved unto the said party of the first part, its succesors and assigns."

Deed July 1929 Liber 488 Folio 80-81 sale of the entire property by William and Eleanor Lauck to James R. and Emily Hartrick Emery.

Deed June 1941 Liber 833 Folio 1-2 sale by James and Emily Emery to Helen M. Gower.

Deed May 1946 Liber 1016 Folio 137 sale by Helen M. Gower to Charles Thomas Jr. and Nancy L. Clagett.

Deed July 1969 Liber 3891 Folio 141-42 sale by Charles and Nancy Clagett the house and part of the property, namely part of lot 6, all of lots 7, 8, 9, I0, and 11 to Thomas W. and Joan Ridley Braden. Part of 14, and all of lots 12 and 13 were not included in the sale.

Deed 7484 Folio 864 December 1986 sale by Thomas and Joan Braden all of lot 7, part of lot 8 and part of lot 6 to David and Susan Brinkley for $225,000. This property is now known as lot 40.

Deed June 1992 Liber 10443 Folio 612 sale by Thomas and Joan Braden to David Elliot and his wife Lilian Francklyn. This included part of lot 10 and lot 41 which lots contain the house.

Deed June 1992 Liber 10443 Folio 570 sale by Thomas and Joan Braden to David Elliot and his wife Lilian Francklyn lot II. This is the lot containing the back yard.

Deed July 1993 Liber 11582 Folio 638- 42 sale by David Elliot and his wife Lilian Francklyn to Daniel L. Korengold and his wife Martha L. Dippell for $1,330,000.

Exhibit 2 of 2 (see 1000.104.01)