4241 Hamilton Richmond Road -

also known as Lot 100 of the original Darrtown plat

by village founder Conrad Darr

Research contributed by Marvin Russell - October 2018

Observations and/or stories about this property...



On 10/12/18, 8:48 AM, Rick Martin wrote:

Fred, my father reworked the kitchen in about 1967 for Mural True. She was Opel's sister, I think.


On 10/12/18, 10:09 PM, Sally Johnson wrote:

I was first in the house in 1962 or 1963, when it belonged to Margaret O'Conner. Grandma (Opal) and I went to look at the house, because her sister, Merle Trew, wanted to move to Darrtown. I fell in love with the house right off the bat. I remember Ms. O'Conner showing us a secret compartment that she had someone build into the fireplace mantle. It was accessed by removing a long nail and sliding down a panel.


Merle bought the house and moved in; but, for some reason she never wanted to stay there over night. She would go to the McVicker house to sleep. When I was visiting once, I offered to spend the night there with her. I didn't sleep much that night--I was in the little room on the north end of the house in the bed my great grandfather died in. That was the only time Merle spent the night there. Our extended family did spend one Christmas Day there.


Like her sister, Opal, Merle was a grade school teacher. When she retired from a  45 year teaching career, the school (Fillmore) had her portrait done.  That portrait hung in the front hallway of the house. Merle took ill and was hospitalized at Fort Hamilton. While she was there, Grandma and I went to check on the house. The portrait was sitting on the floor in the hall -- the nail still in the wall and the wire intact. I could tell grandma was upset. When I asked her why, she told me that when a picture falls off the wall, someone is going to die. Merle never came home from the hospital.


On 10/13/18, 5:20 PM, Charles Teckman wrote:

Fred. I am aware that my parents owned the home in 1947. The Glardon women who lived there did not leave enough money to be buried and my parents helped Ellis pay her expenses, by purchasing her home as the estate was settled, as a favor to Ellis Glardon who drove a truck for my dad.  This is the first time I have seen deed data.



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