101 21st Ave N. 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 2100 1st St N (now 101 21st Ave N)

This hollow tile bungalow was built in 1924 for $8,000 by Galen O. Elson a realtor and land speculator who came to St. Pete from West Virginia. The house had 7 rooms and garage, and has been expanded over the years.

This house has had 13 owners since it was built 99 years ago. I will list the owners sequentially:

1924-25: Galen O. Elson, Realtor/Land speculator

1925-27: Henry H. Hay, NY Investment Banker

1928-29: Benjamin F. McKeage, Insurance and Real Estate Sales

1929-33: C. Franklin Packard, Retired Textile Manufacturer from Maine

1933-37: John C. Winthrop

1937-45: Emma Chapman, widow of a famed church musician (William Chapman) from Maine

1945-49: Charles S. Jones, President of Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Battle Creek MI

1949-58: Benjamin F. Jacobs, President of St. Pete Mattress Co

1959: Address changes from 2100 1st St No to 101 21st Ave No.

1960 -72: Ervin R. Whitman, Ret Lt. Col. USMC

1972-89: Pete Buntyn, Circulation Dept. Tampa Tribune

1989-01: Caune Ilga

The house was sold in 2001 and foreclosed on in 2011. It was then sold by the bank to Mi Casa Properties LLC, who are the current owners.

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