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[001] Location -
-  Centennial Pike, Delaware County, Indiana [S1]  [S2]
South side of E Centennial Ave, somewhere between Muncie Bypass (Highways: IN 67, IN 3 and US35) on the west and Country Club Rd on the east probably closer to Country Club Rd.
Address:  R.R. 3, Muncie, Indiana  Link - (Postcard received 22 July 1948 while living at this house)

-  Coordinates: Approx.: 401225.78N 851953.23W
- Google Map Coordinates: 40.2073946222317, -85.33155472394112

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Purchase Date:  1 March 1947 [S1]
-  Sale Date:  14 Aug 1948  [S2]
-  Property Size: 5 acres (Approx. 652 x 313.5 feet)  [S1] [S2]


Property Description
:  [S1]  [S2]
Part of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter
of Section twelve (12), township twenty (20) north, range
ten (10) east as follows: Beginning at a point in the
south line of Centennial Pike six hundred forty seven
(647) feet west and twenty (20) feet south of the north-
east corner of the said northeast quarter of the north-
east quarter section and running thence south parallel
to the east line of said northeast quarter of the north-
east quarter section six hundred fifty two (652) feet,
thence west parallel to the north line of the northeast
quarter of the northeast quarter section three hundred
thirteen and five tenths (313.5) feet, thence north
six hundred fifty two (652) feet, thence east three
hundred thirteen and five tenths (313.5) feet to the
place of beginning, containing five (5) acres, more or
less.
Mortgage Balance assumed by Buyers (14 Aug 1948) $3,000.00 [S2]
 

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[002] Occupants - (1947 - 1948)
-  Before 1 March 1947:  Asa D and Georgia Swan [S1]

-  From 1 March 1947 to  :  Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005 - Norma Louise Haas Robbins, ID0006 - Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001 - Phillip Eugene Robbins, ID0007  [S1]  [S2]

-  Aft 14 Aug 1948:  Benjamin H. and Nellie May Ammon  [S2]

 
 
 

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[003] Misc Stories -
At the time we lived in this house it had a brown shingle-like siding, much like roofing, that was popular at the time. As I recall there was a detached garage or a building of some sort behind the house. There was some acreage maybe around 5-10 acres.
This is the first house I remember but not well.  I remember there was a small store at the end of Centennial where I would get a bottle of Grapette soda pop.  I also remember there being a big stone house on the north side of the road near our house.  Mostly my memories are from pictures. 
Interview with Living ID0005 - 22 Sept 2005
Lived here about a year. Walter put in a bathroom, a septic tank and a well. Put the water pump under the sink in the house. It consisted of the pump with a separate motor connected with a belt. Phil, ID0007 got his little finger caught in the belt and he lost a portion of the end of that finger. Walter ran the well pipe from the well into the house to the pump. He had dug down to the well that was already there and Milton, ID0043 came out and cut the pipe off and Dad put a cap on it and ran the pipe to the house. We lived in this house a little over a year. The county was talking about running a sewer line that would cost everyone along the road $1500. That was one reason for the move. This property had a barn. Walter also did auto repair in the barn. There was 5 acres and we had a few cows. (Source:   Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005 - 22 Sept 2005  Doc0551.pdf)
Autobiography of Norma Haas Robbins, Mother of Phil
"Phil was just about 2 yrs. old & was gone one day - I looked & looked - got real panicky. I found him across the road at a neighbor's house - he wanted to play with their little boy. At the time they were using our road as a highway" - Doc406.pdf
Postcard received while living at this address - Link - (PC-056)
 
 
 
 

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S1 Warranty Deed, #3046, Bllk 292, Page 317, Dated 3 March 1947. Property on Centennial Pike, Delaware County, Indiana. Sellers: Asa and Georgia Swan. Buyers: Walter C. Robbins, ID0005 and Norma Louise Robbins, ID0006. Repository: Digital Image, Muncie Public Library Resource Center/ Muncie/ Delaware County Digital Resource Library. Doc6092.pdf

From Database (Muncie Public Library)

Last Name First Name Middle Role Date Type of Deed Book Page
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ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTEE 03/01/1947 RECORD BOOK 292 317 (Doc6092.pdf)


Notes from Images:

- Grantors (Sellers): Asa D. Swan and Georgia Swan, husband and wife
- Grantees (Buyers): Walter C. Robbins and Norma Lousie Robbins, husband and Wife
- Residence: Delaware County, Indiana
- Date: 1 March 1947
- Property Location: Centennial Pike, Delaware County, Indiana
- Property: (Centennial House)
- Property Size: 5 acres (Approx 652 x 313.5 feet)

- Property Description:
Part of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter
of Section twelve (12), township twenty (20) north, range
ten (10) east as follows: Beginning at a point in the
south line of Centennial Pike six hundred forty seven
(647) feet west and twenty (20) feet south of the north-
east corner of the said northeast quarter of the north-
east quarter section and running thence south parallel
to the east line of said northeast quarter of the north-
east quarter section six hundred fifty two (652) feet,
thence west parallel to the north line of the northeast
quarter of the northeast quarter section three hundred
thirteen and five tenths (313.5) feet, thence north
six hundred fifty two (652) feet, thence east three
hundred thirteen and five tenths (313.5) feet to the
place of beginning, containing five (5) acres, more or
less.
 
S2 Warranty Deed #33307, Deed Record 304, Page 210, Property located on Centennial Pike, Delaware County, Indiana, Deed dated 14 Aug 1948. Grantors: Walter C. Robbins, ID0005 and Norma Louise Robbins, ID0006. Grantees: Benjamin H. and Nellie May Ammon. Repository: Digital Image, Muncie Public Library Resource Center/ Muncie/ Delaware County Digital Resource Library - http://digitalresource.munpl.org/default.asp (accessed 13 July 2021), Doc6094.pdf

From Database (Muncie Public Library)

Last Name First Name Middle Role Date Type of Deed Book Page
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ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTEE 11/30/1945 RECORD BOOK 281 238 (Doc6087.pdf)
ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTEE 03/01/1947 RECORD BOOK 292 317 (Doc6092.pdf)
ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTOR 06/03/1947 RECORD BOOK 294 407 (Doc6093.pdf)
ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTOR 08/14/1948 RECORD BOOK 304 210 (Doc6094.pdf)
ROBBINS WALTER C GRANTEE 06/08/1948 RECORD BOOK 302 503 (Doc6095.pdf)

Notes from Image:
- Grantors (Sellers): Walter C. Robbins and Norma Louise Robbins, Husband and Wife
- Grantees (Buyers): Benjamin H. Ammon and Nellie May Ammon, Husband and Wife
- Date of Deed: 14 Aug 1948
- Location of Property: Centennial Pike, Delaware County, Indiana
- Property Size: 5 acres (Approx. 647 feet by 652 feet)
- Property Description:
Part of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast Quarter of
Section twelve (12), Township twenty (20) North, Range ten
(10) East, as follows: - Beginning at a point in the South
line of Centennial Pike six hundred forty-seven (647) feet
west and twenty (20) feet South of the Northeast corner of
said northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter section
and running thence South parallel to the East line of said
Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter section, six
hundred fifty-tow (652) feet; thence West parallel to the
North line of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter
section, three hundred thirteen and five tenths (313.5) feet;
thence North six hundred fifty-two (652) feet; thence East
three hundred thirteen and five tenths (313.5 feet to the
place of beginning, containing five (5) acres, more or less.

Signature: Walter C. Robbins
Signature: Norma Louise Robbins

Mortgage Balance assumed by Grantees: $3,000.00, Muncie Federal Savings and Loan
 
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Walt Robbins, Jr.
Phil Robbins
Centennial House
SW corner of house
1947
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Walt Jr, and Phil Robbins
Centennial House, Muncie
abt 1947
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Phil Robbins
Walt Robbins, Jr.
Centennial House
1947
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Walt Jr., Phil
abt 1948
Centennial House

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Walt Robbins, Jr
Ina Robbins at left
abt 1947
Centennial House
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Phil Robbins
1947
Centennial House, looking West 
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Walt Robbins, Jr
Phil Robbins
Back of Centennial House
1948
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