As a Rental
Thereafter the house was used as a rental property. During 1929-33, for example, it was occupied by the Dolphs, Harold, foreman at a pipe organ factory, and Leah, a public school teacher, along with sons Willie, Neville, LaVerne and Preston, and daughter Marjory. They paid $50 per month to Katie Elliott.
The Dolphs were replaced in 1933 by Cora Calder, a 40-year-old widow with her son Humphrey, an auto mechanic and daughter Alma, a waitress. They lived there about three years before moving to Hume Ave, with Cora remarrying a few years later and moving to Newport News.
The departure of Cora Calder paved the way for the longest-serving tenant, Emmie Wood. Emmie had separated from her husband William, who continued to live in Old Town, and moved to 207 East Alexandria in 1937 with their children Clinton, Elizabeth, Sarah, Dorothy, Lucille and Llewellyn. The kids eventually moved out, except Lucille, who neither married nor worked. Emmie continued at the house until her death at the hospital in 1969 at age 84. With that, Lucille moved to East Bellefonte, finally ending over thirty years of the Woods as renters at the Elliott house.
In the meantime, Katie Elliott had moved into Presidential Gardens Apartments, with nephew Charles and his wife in the next door apartment. Katie passed away in Jun 1952 at age 89, leaving all her property, including the house at 207 East Alexandria, to her nephew Charles. He and his wife Evelyn kept the house as a rental unit, finally selling it in February 1974, a total of 56 years for the Elliotts as owners, although only one year as residents.