Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 405 21st Ave NE
This Colonial Dutch style house was built in 1935 by Clarkson Homes, Inc. and was owned from 1946 until 1959 by Marshall and Ann Stone. It is on a corner lot and had 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ tile bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and large screened porch.
Donald Marshall Stone was born in Missouri c1902 and was a building contractor by profession and went by the name Marshall. By 1926, Marshall had located to Sarasota where he married Ms. Anna Mae Hanbury, an Alabama native, two years younger than himself.
In 1931 the couple had a son, Donald Jr.
By 1945 the Stone’s had settled in St. Pete and purchased this featured house. Donald Jr. had entered SPHS and graduated with the class of 1948. He was an excellent music who played piano and organ and attended Rollins College on a music scholarship. During his senior year at Rollins he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study music in Belgium for a year, all expenses paid.
Marshall continued his building contractor/house remodeling business here in St. Pete while Ann kept busy in the local Women’s Club and Garden Clubs.
Marshall and Ann’s marriage, however, ended in divorce in 1959 and the house was placed on the market. The Stones had resided here 13 years.
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