266 22nd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 266 22nd Ave NE

From 1935: “Beautiful North Shore home with 7-rooms. Three bedrooms, 2 tile baths, oak floors throughout. Large living room, kitchen, 2-car garage with 2 apartments. Corner lot.”

This 1926 house was purchased in 1935 by Guy and Virginia MaxwellDavid Guy Maxwell was born in South Carolina on April 13, 1893, the eldest of two children. Guy, as he was called, was educated in Columbia, South Carolina, where his father William work for the Railroad. After graduating High School Guy took a job with the Railroad as a timekeeper.

In 1917, at age 24, Guy enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to Base Hospital 116, in Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France. A WWI front line hospital that had 2000 beds. He advanced to the rank of Sergeant before the end of the war. After the war Guy returned home where, in 1921, he met, and married Ms. Virginia Stewart Bryant. They couple never had children.

In 1930 Guy and Virginia relocated to St. Pete where he took a job at Willson-Chase Department Store as finance director. It was this same year that they purchased this featured house, where they lived until 1935. Guy and Virginia divorced and sold the house, Guy moving to Houston Texas. Guy died in Houston on June 20, 1964.

The house had several owners after that, including –

1937 – James and Jane Ahern

1941 – L. Romaine

1942 – Ronald A. Beaton

1943 – Harry A. Olive

1944 – Homer Agee

1959 – Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harris

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