500 E Beach
Front Footage and owners from left to right in 1930s and 1950s
Current Residential addresses to right
70 CT Hardie 82' Joseph Hardie 501
100 CA Tessier 93' Catherine Hanson 503
70 SH Saucier Mrs Arnold 507
38 NJ Karst NJ Karst 509
63 ED Bohn ED Bohn 511
** (probable eastern boundary of Charles Asmard Claim at lot division)
100 AG Patterson Joseph Menendez 513
150 GW Clay Carol Broome 519
** A 1920s Map records the Asmard Claim as the Charles Asmond Claim #17 with the West line shown as 156' west of Market Street.
The East line is shown as approximately 330' from the west side of Seal Avenue --- at that time bordering the east side of J. Shilo, (Charlot) a 50' wide lot.
519 E Beach
Next, the corner house (#501) on the east side of Seal Avenue was known as the Melodia House. The home was also owned by the Gaudets, the Ritayiks, and the Aireys.A Presbyterian Church was across from it on the beach side. It was washed away in the 1915 Storm.
Next was a large dark blue and white house once owned by the Herbert Hansons (#503). They divided it into apartments. Two of their daughters were married there.
The white house was built by T.V. (Clausel) Courtenay for Mrs. Sidney Saucier (#507) who gave it to one of her daughters, and then (later) owned by a grandson, Wilson Arnold. There was a store across the street from that house.
The Karst home (509) later owned by the Mingledorffs is one of the best built homes in the Pass because it endured many storms that damaged other structures. However, it was almost destroyed by fire as a result of one of the Karst twins striking a match in a closet which immediately burst into flames.
Barbara Mathews’s home (#511) was given to her by her father, Edgar Bohn. It was originally situated on the beach side before being moved across Scenic Drive. It was placed to the rear of the lot with intentions of building a new home in the front.
The Breaux, Menendez, Pritchard home (#513), while owned by Mrs. Breaux, had a sign on the residence that clearly stated, “This is My Home and I’ll do as I Damn Please!”
The Westfelts offered their home for the first Toast to the Coast fund raisers.
The large former Clay home (519)was being renovated by Mrs. Broom who was noted for providing drama instruction and directing plays in the community."