The history of the home at
Mary and Thor Hamilton owned a large plot of land in Glenville that today would encompass dozens of city blocks along Orville from
In 1896, Mary and Thor sold a portion of her land to Howard and Hattie Hamilton for $1; they were most likely related. According to the City Directory of 1889, Howard Hamilton was a carpenter and was living on the property in 1910 when the house was built.  APOC rescued pine and maple flooring and hardwood framing lumber including maple, ash and beech woods. These are highly unusual woods to use for house construction, and APOC suspects Mr. Hamilton constructed the home himself with these valuable hardwoods.
In the 1930s, Glenville was a mostly Jewish neighborhood, but in 1939 Newell E. McEnally, the president of the Metal Fusion Company, lived there with his wife Ann.
By1942, an Italian family headed by Frank and Anna Borally were living in the home. Frank was a baker by trade and ran Frank’s Bakery. His brother, Albert Borally served in the United States Army in World War II.
In 1953, the Borallys moved east to
Like the Borally family, many of Glenville’s European population began to move to suburban areas after World War II and by the 1950s, Glenville was almost entirely African American. In 1954, Lucius (sometimes spelled Lucious) Hubbard, his wife Lessie and ultimately their eight children lived in the home. Mr. Hubbard was a church deacon as well as a Trackman and he inspected and maintained railroad tracks. The Hubbard family lived in the home for almost fifty years and their family can be found in Call and Post articles from the 1950s and 1960s. 
1.] Cuyahoga County Plat Maps, 1890, Cuyahoga
2.] Volume 24, page 13 Cuyahoga County Recorder’s records,
3.] Volume 632, page 131 Cuyahoga County Records, Deed,
4.] 1889/1890 City Directory of
5.] Volume 1308, page 576 Cuyahoga County Records
6.] Cuyahoga County Plat Map, 1930, Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office, Cleveland,
7.] 1939 City Directory of
8.] Metal Fusion Company, website and address
9.] 1942 and 1953 City Directories of
10.] Plain Dealer;
12.] 1954 City Directory of