The Albert Boone House...

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Next door at 3904 Knollwood Drive is the Albert Boone House, built in 1929 by Albert Boone, Sr., a well driller who drilled most of the wells in Beavercreek during the pre and post World War II building booms.  It was originally built at 3815 Dayton-Xenia Road (present location of Murphy’s Autocare) and moved in 1963.  The stone insets are fossilized sea shells collected by Al on his Florida vacations.  

When the Great Depression hit and the building industry suffered, people who claim to know said that Al made ends meet by operating a ‘Speak Easy’ in the basement until prohibition was repealed in 1933.  A legitimate Beer Garden with a dance floor was opened and was operated a short time until the economy improved and well drilling was again profitable.  Boone Water Systems, Inc. is still in operation.

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