Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Clean: Plat map of Wright home, Alexandria Indiana

 This document shows the property description and physical features of my grandparents home at 610 West Broadway in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  


Transcription: SURVEY OF LOT 232 IN ALEXANDRIA LAND AND GAS COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION TO ALEXANDRIA, INDIANA.

TO ALL PARTIES INTERESTED IN TITLE TO PREMISES SURVEYED:


I hereby certify that I am a registered Civil Engineer, and that the above is a true and correct plat of the following described real estate, to-wit:


Lot number 232 in Alexandria Land and Gas Company's First Addition to Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, the plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 4, page 45, in the Office of the Recorder of Madison County, Indiana.


I further certify that the buildings are situated on or within the boundaries of said premises.


I further certify that the buildings on adjoining property do not encroach on the lot or real estate in question.


The property is now owned by Virgil C. and Marguerite Christenson and is located at 620 West Broadway, Alexandria, Indiana.


Surveyed Oct. 4, 1939.             Signature: Paul W. Phipps, Civil Engineer


What I Learned From This Document: The plat map states that the property is located at 620 West Broadway, Alexandria, Indiana, but I know that it was 610 West Broadway.  The map on the plat shows Central Avenue in Alexandria, and then the alley which was right besides grandma and grandpas house.  This must be a typographical error.  Below is a Google map of the area.



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I was not aware that the Alexandria Land and Gas Company created an addition to the City of Alexandria, but that would make sense as Alexandria was one of the 'gas boom' towns in east central Indiana.


Spring Clean: The Spring Clean is my attempt to examine, cite and document the files and scans that I have accumulated over the years in my genealogy research.  By cataloging, filing and re-examining different pieces of data I hope to discover new facts about my family.
 

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