History

The Crown Building as we found it in 2011.

Opening Day 1964 at Findlay Market with the Crown Furniture Co behind the marching band!

Tenant History Of 1739 Elm Street

203 W Elder, 1739, 1741, 1743 Elm (205-207 W Elder – demolished)
615-617 Elm, 95 Elder (prior to 1896)
Hamilton County Auditor Year Built – 1865
Information from William’s City Directories

1865
Roettger Wm. wagon mkr. 615 Elm

1870
Rottger Wm. wagon mkr. 615 Elm
Rottger Wm. wagon mkr. wks. 615 Elm
Bode August, blksmith shop, 617 Elm, h. 51 Findlay
Houser Daniel, molder, wks. 137 W. 2d, h. 617 Elm
Laake Henry, blksmith, wks. 617 Elm
Werner Jacob, lab. h. 617 Elm

1875
Roettger Annie, bds. 615 Elm
Roettger Henry, lab. bds . 615 Elm
Roettger Wm. wagon manuf. 615 Elm

1880
Elberfeld J E. b. k. 615 Elm, h. 473 Broadway
Fraenzel Fred. furniture, 615 Elm, h. 637 Elm
Fraenzel Theresa, millinery, 637 Elm
Koenig John G. driver, 615 Elm
Guckenberger Geo. (Chas. G. & Son) h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Hasselbach Fred. sewing machines, 397 Race, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Hasselbach Laura, seamstress, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Hasselbach Lena, seamstress, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Hasselbach Minnie, seamstress, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Hoffmann Thos. tanner, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
SAUERMAN A. & CO., (Andrew S. & John Theobold) Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
499 Vine and s.w.c. Elm and Elder
Schoner Fred. clk. s.w.c. Elm and Elder, h. 13 Findlay
Schorr Emma, saleslady, s.w.c. Elm and Elder h. 686 Main

1885
Fraenzel Fred, furniture, 615 Elm, h. 106 Ohio Av
Hackenberg August, mach. h. 617 Elm
Hoefle Mrs. Louisa, millinery, 617 Elm, h. 108 Calhoun
Taube Paul, photographer, h. 617 Elm
Zuest Adolph, correspondent, s.e.c. John and Water, h. 617 Elm
Zuest Albertina, teacher, h. 617 Elm
Zuest Jacob, blksmith, h. 617 Elm

1890
Diehm Geo. salesman, 615 Elm, h. 648 Elm
Fraenzel Fred, furniture, 615 Elm, h. 130 Findlay
Veser Emily, milliner, h. s.w.c. Elder and Elm
” John, mer. tailor, 69 Elder, h. 617 Elm
” Mrs. Mary, millinery, s.w.c. Elder and Elm

1895
Diehm Geo. salesman, 615 Elm nr Elder, h. 272 Bremen nr Elder
Fraenzel Ferd. b. k. 615 Elm nr Elder, h. 30 Campbell
” Fred, furniture, 615 Elm nr Elder, h. 30 Campbell
Fraenzel Fred. 1739 Elm
Veser Chas. clk, h. s.w.c. Elm and Elder
‘” Emil J. (JohnV. & Sons) h. s.w.c. Elder and Elm
” John (John V. & Sons) h. s.w.c. Elder and Elm
“ John G. (John V. & Sons) h. s.w.c. Elder and Elm
” John & Sons, (John, John G. & Emil J.) clothing, 650 Race nr Elder
“ Mrs. Mary, millinery, s.w.c. Elm and Elder

1900
Fraenzel Ferd. salesman, 1739 Elm, h. 1731 Elm
” Fred, manufacturer of and dealer in furniture, carpets and stoves, 1739 and 1741 Elm, opp. Findlay Market, h.
1712 Campbell
Sudhoff Chas.A, b. k. 1739 Elm, h. s. s. Liberty nr. 3d Av
Fehr Frank, wine house. 1743 Elm
Kline Arthur, tinner, h. 1743 Elm
“ Chas. h. 1743 Elm
“John, letter carrier, h. 1743 Elm
“ Wm. tinner, h. 1743 Elm

1905
Fraenzel Ferd bkpr 1739 Elm h 734 Laurel
“ Fred furniture 1739 Elm h 1712 Campbell
Fehr Fred W bkpr 21 W 4th h 1743 Elm
“ Rosa (wid Frank) wine house 1743 Elm
Meyer Mary wid Leonhard h 1743 Elm
“ Wm h 1743 Elm

1910
Bernens August P mgr 1739 Elm res Norwood
FRAENZEL FURNITURE CO. Furniture, Carpets and Ranges, 1737, 1739, 1741 and 1743 Elm; Phone Canal
839
Tuerck Albert bkpr 1739 Elm h 207 W Liberty
Butterfield Anna (wld Lawrence) clk 513 Wade h 1743 Elm

1915
FRAENZEL FURNITURE CO., Furniture, Carpets, Ranges, Houses Furnished Complete, 1737 to 1743 Elm; Phone
Canal 839
Hummel Jos G salesman 1739 Elm h 33 Conklin
KOERNER LOUIS, Fraenzel Furniture Co., Furniture, Carpets, Ranges, 1737 to 1743 Elm; Houses
Furnished. Complete; Phone Canal 839; Residence, 3338 Bishop; Phone Avon 2970
Spitzlberger, Christine (wid Edward) bkpr 1739 Elm h 708 E Pearl
Greenbacker Geo chauffeur h 1741 Elm
Kraeusser Jacob h 1741 Elm
Schrage Bernard M foreman 229 E Clifton Av h 1741 Elm

1920
Haussler Albert (F H & Sons) 1739 Elm h 2121 Renner
“ F & Sons (Fabian & Albert) furniture 1739 Elm
“ Fabian (F H & Sons) 1739 Elm h 2409 Fairview Av
“ Rose bkpr 1739 Elm h 2409 Fairview Av
Foster Chas foreman fixture dept 234 W 4th h 1743 Elm
Gronauer Clifford J ironwkr h 1743 Elm
“ Elmer chauffeur h 1743 Elm
“ Jacob whitewasher h 1743 Elm
“ Martha insp h 1743 Elm

1925
Haussler Albert (P H & Sons) 1739 Elm res R F D 2 Mt Airy
—F & Sens (Fabian & Albert) furniture 1739 Elm
—Fabian (F H & Sons) 1739 Elm h 2409 Fairview Av
—Rose bkpr 1739 Elm h 2409 Fairview Av
Elder at Elm
203 Richter Chas
203 Wiedemann Philip N

1930-31
Berning Ursula bkpr 1739 Elm h 18 Calhoun
Crown Furniture Co Saul Levine prop 1739 Elm
Levine Sol (Bell Furniture Co) 1211 Central Av and prop Crown Furniture Co 1739 Elm h flat 46, 920 Burton Av
Smith Evelyn bkpr 1739 Elm h 551 E 13th
Wilke Edward salesman 1739 Elm h 335 Crestline Av
Elder at Elm
203 Prick Louisa
203 Spraul Robt

1935
Crown Furniture Co Sol Levine prop 1739 Elm
Goldman Victor D salesman 1739 Elm h flat 22, 3524 Reading Rd
Levine Sol (Bell Furniture Co) 1211 Central Av and prop Crown Furniture Co 1739 Elm h 684 Glenwood Av
Specter Arthur v pres The Doll Outfitting Co 309 W 5th, also salesman 1739 Elm, h apt 2 3415 Reading Rd
Wild Bernice A steno 1739 Elm h 212 Lyon
Zenz Irene bkpr 1739 Elm h 928 York
Elder at Elm
203 Magness Clarence G
203 Wessner May

1940
Furniture Co The Albert Levine pres-treas Mrs Bess M Levine sec 1739 Elm
Elder at Elm
203 Adrian Ray
203 Thompson Louis N

1958

History compiled by :

Ann Senefeld
Digging Cincinnati History

http://diggingcincinnati.blogspot.com/

Sources:
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Ancestry.com

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