|526 York Street, on the right - Source: Google Streetview, July, 2014|
|1869 Titus Map - Source|
Using the 1891 Sanborn Insurance Map, I discovered the address for this house was 50 York Street before the 1895-1896 street renumbering project. This allowed me to research the city directories to discover the residents of the home. In 1865, three names were listed: Anton Buerckle, a finisher, Jacob Kern, a laborer, and Charles Reitzel, also a finisher. However, in 1870, only one name is listed: Harrison Dexter, a lumber dealer whose business was located just down the street at the corner of York and Freeman. However, the 1870 Census doesn't list him as the owner of the property, so he was renting this from another person.
|1870 United States Census - Ancestry.com|
|1880 United States Census - Ancestry.com|
Look far to the left to see the address of "50", confirming these are the residents of 50 York Street at the time of the census.
|1891 Sanborn Insurance Map - Source|
Cincinnati Enquirer (1872-1922); Nov 29, 1889; pg. 8; ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Deaconess Home, 50 York
ELIZABETH GAMBLE DEACONESS HOME, 50 York
Davis, Mrs. M. deaconess, 50 York
Deakin Rena, deaconess, 50 York
House, Lucilia, deaconess, 50 York
Keeler, Evelyn, lunch room, 76 Freeman Av .h. 50 York
Seal, Martha, deaconess, 50 YorkThoburn, Isabella, supt. The Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess House, 50 York
|1920 United States Census - Ancestry.com|
Cropped to names
|Hamilton County Auditor Ownership Card|
Of the three original Christ's Hospital buildings, only this one remains standing. In 2012 and in 2013, the home was sold again but from the photo at the top of this post, it appears to be vacant, awaiting the current owners to breathe new life into this house of surprises.