The first owners of this late-1920s home were likely Francis (1897-1990) and Marjorie L. (1906-1980) Elgin. Francis was a banker at First National Bank of Akron and Marjorie worked for 45 years in the Summit County auditor's office.
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William Moos (1919-1984) was a painter, architect and beloved arts and crafts teacher. He also directed the art department at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. Mr. Moos was reared in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and studied architecture at St. John's College and Yale University. He later practiced architecture in New York City and worked as a field engineer and interior designer before coming to the academy in 1945. He was responsible for the design work for the restoration of Western Reserve Academy's Chapel and Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, Ohio. He had a keen sense of historic preservation of buildings and served as a founding member of the Hudson Heritage Association. Later in life he also served as a lobbyist for the American Civil Liberties Union.