Abbreviated: Lot 4 in Block 12 of Green1s Park Addition to the City of Walla Walla.
Title and Occupant History:
October 7, 1867–John Haley sold 19 1/2 acres, including the property, to William O. Green for $1500. (Deed Book E, Page 531, hereinafter E/531)
William O. and Mary F. Green, his wife, were early pioneers. John W. Langdon, community leader and businessman, handled the business affairs of Mary F. Green, after the death of her husband, and Green’s Park Addition was one of his early developments. (R. A. Bennett, Walla Walla: A Town Built to be a City. 1900-1919, p. 91.)
December 30, 1895–Clarinda J. and Hugh Roland Smith, husband and wife; Anna B. and W. H. Barnett, husband and wife; Pilinda Green and Mary O. Green quit claim deeded their interests in several tracts of land, including the property, to Mary F. Green, a widow, for the recorded consideration of $1. (60/224)
July 20, 1903–Mary F. Green platted Green1s Park Addition to the City of Walla Walla. (Volume C of Plats at page 28, Walla Walla County Auditor’s Office, Walla Walla County Courthouse)
April 21, 1905–Mary F. Green, a widow, sold lot 4 in Block 12 of Green’s Park Addition to Edwin L Brunton for $500: “This deed is made upon condition that the party of the second part, his heirs and assigns shall build on said premises whenever he or they build at all a dwelling house at an actual cost of not less than $2000.00 and shall not build any other building thereon until after he or they have constructed such dwelling house ….� Failure to comply would cause title to revert to Mary F. Green. (97/639)
Edwin Brunton is listed in the 1907-12 city directories as the Postmaster with a home at 164 Locust.
February 15, 1911– E. L. and Isabella F. Brunton, husband and wife, sold lot 4, Block 12 to Matt G. Ennis for $1025. (128/559)
The 1911-12 city directory lists Matt G. Ennis as a farmer residing at 216 N. 2nd; the 1912-13 directory list him with a home at 1049 Isaacs.
Construction of the House: the Walla Walla County Assessor lists the year built as 1908, this is incorrect. Matt G. Ennis got building permit #1200 on February 21, 1912 for a one-story residence to be built on lot 4, Isaacs Ave. by Mulvain & Clancy at a cost of $3500. (Building Permit Book 1907-13, p. 152, Whitman College Archives)
April 18, 1918–Matt G. and Elizabeth Ennis, husband and wife, sold lot 4 to David Williams for the recorded consideration of $5. (144/512; see also 145/344)
The 1920 city directory lists David Williams as a farmer who lived with his wife Rado E. Williams at 1049 Isaacs.
November 3, 1924–Rado E. Williams, a widow, sold lot 4 to Walter Maxson for the recorded consideration of $10. (Deed #145624)
The 1925 city directory lists Walter Maxson as the secretary treasurer of the Whitehouse-Drumheller Co., dealers in hardware, furniture, carpets and located in the Drumheller Building, with a home at 1049 Isaacs.
September 14, 1928–Walter and Geneva M. Maxson, husband and wife, sold lot 4 to B. F. and Harriet Brewer, husband and wife, for the recorder consideration of $10. (#174270)
The 1929-1933 city directories list B. F. Brewer as the local agent of Ken Gifford & Co., Inc., grain dealers, with a home at 1049 Isaacs.
September 17, 1928–B. F. and Harriet Brewer transferred the title of lot 4 to Adora B. Brewer, a widow, for the recorded consideration of $1. (#174272)
The 1929 city directory lists Adora B. Brewer at Clinton Court, Apartment A3. The 1933 directory list her at 1122 Isaacs.
September 17, 1928–Adora B. Brewer, a widow, transferred the title of lot 4 to B. F. Brewer, with the grantor reserving a life estate to the premises, for the recorded consideration of $1. (#174273)
December 17, 1934–Adora B. Brewer, a widow, sold lot 4 to B. F. and Harriet Brewer for the recorded consideration of $1. (#211681)
September 19, 1958–in an Executrix’ Deed, Mary Charlotte Hooper, as Executrix of the will of B. Frank Brewer, deceased, and Harriet Brewer, a widow, sold lot 4 to James M. and Dixie A. Bradstreet, husband and wife, for $11,000. (#406411)
The 1960 directory lists James M. Bradstreet as the proprietor of Bradstreet’s Green Park Service Station with a home at 1049 Isaacs.
August 26, 1970–James M. and Dixie Bradstreet sold lot 4 to Thomas J. and Nance M. Carter, husband and wife, for $17,900. (#509978)
The 1971 city directory lists Thomas J. Carter as the commissary manager of the Washington State Penitentiary and Nance M. Carter as a checker at the Rose S1, Safeway.
February 17, 1972- Thomas J. and Nance M. Carter sold lot 4 to Ivan S. and Hanne French, husband and wife, for $18,740. (#519503)
The city directory for 1973 lists Ivan French as an electrical engineer for the U. S. Corps of Engineers with a residence at 1303 Ruth.
February 5, 1973-lvan S. and Hanne French sold lot 4 to Charles A. and Leona B. Andrews, husband and wife, for $20,900. (#527212)
The 1974 directory lists Charles A. Andrews as the parts manager for Snow Motors and Leona B. Andrews as a nurse aide at S1, Mary’s Hospital.
March 5, 1975-Charles A. and Leona B. Andrews sold lot 4 to Ben H. and Naomi R. Green, husband and wife, for $24,000. (543020)
The 1976 directory list the Rev. Ben H. Green as the minister of the Stateline Seventh Day Adventist Church with a home at 1049 E. Isaacs.
June 30, 1976-Ben H. and Naomi R. Green sold lot 4 to Eldon V. and Christine Wunn, husband and wife, for $39,500. (#555766)
The 1977 directory lists Eldon V. Wunn as an employee of Sentrex Electronics with a home at 1049 E. Isaacs.
August 8, 1979–Eldon V. and Christine Wunn sold lot 4 to John W. Largent, Jr., and Cheryl L. Largent, husband and wife, for $55,000. (#7907757)
The 1990 directory lists John W. Largent, Jr., as an employee of Continental Can Co .
April 6, 1992–John W. Largent quit claim deeded and conveyed lot 4 to Cheryl L. Largent for the consideration of “distribution of property in dissolution of marriage.”
The 1992 directory lists Cheryl L. Largent as an employee of First Savings Bank with a home at 1049 E. Isaacs.
October 22, 1992–Cheryl L. Largent, as her separate estate, sold lot 4 to Scott W. and Gail V. Pritcher, husband and wife, for $75,000. (#9209602)
prepared by Michael W. Smith, 8/96