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The Stories Your House Could Tell: 725 Rugby Road

  725 Rugby Road: On the Road to Recovery   1940: 725 Rugby Road (Waldorf Court on Right) On Tuesday morning, August 4th, Hurricane Isaias tore through West Midwood, upending trees and ripping countless limbs and branches from our stock of aging London Planes. A number of cars and properties were damaged, but the hardest hit was the house at the corner of Waldorf Court and Rugby Road which Walter and Marilyn Levin Cuff have called home for the past 40 years. Winds gusting over 80 mph toppled a tree across the street, which fell onto another, crashing it into their enclosed porch, ripping huge holes. Then, as the rain and wind ended, Walter took a terrible fall, injuring his hip, and wound up in Lutheran Hospital.   Now, as the holidays approach, the Cuffs and their home are mending, so we thought this might be a good time to take a look back...way back... Sep 16, 1904: Brooklyn Eagle       In September 1904 John R. Corbin and his architect Benjamin Driesler filed with the Bui