Homes Past

501 East 88th Street

Plat No. 631-01-011
Sublots 1 and 2 in the Salisbury Allotment
501 East 88th Street
501 East 88th Street

Fredericka Baily Ferris acquired the property from Cleveland Trust on May 1, 1916.

Benjamin and Roberta Bole settled into a two-story frame house about 1918, which included a separate one-story frame garage with a kennel and greenhouse, on the property that Roberta’s father, Liberty Holden, acquired from James Salisbury. The home was located on East 88th Street with the railroad being the southern border.

The garage and kennel were razed in 1941 to make way for the extension of the Lakeland Freeway.

William and Mary Wartman acquired the home on September 11, 1946.

Harwell and Margaret Howell acquired the home on November 27, 1946.

Peter and Jane Greenough acquired the home on August 15, 1947. Peter was Roberta Bole’s nephew and the son of Emery Holden Greenough, who was the daughter of Liberty Holden.

The United States Government acquired the home October 17, 1956, for use as the Nike Missile Site. There were two fires involved in the razing of the house.