Archive for November 24, 2013

Why Lorain- the Lilac City- the paper trail 3

Photo Settlers' Watch  Lilac - Mark Teleha

Photo Settlers’ Watch Lilac – Mark Teleha

Part One
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/why-lorain-the-lilac-city-the-paper-trail/

Part Two
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/why-lorain-the-lilac-city-the-paper-trail-2/

As mentioned in Part two, in 1924 this community was hit with a devastating tornado in a matter of minutes the town and business district went from this
Briadway early
to this
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torn

Amazingly, ( considering what it takes in this day and age to get anything done) two years later the business district was back and as mentioned in part two so was the surrounding neighborhood.

Building the Broadway  Building 1926- Dennis Lamont

Building the Broadway Building 1926- Dennis Lamont

Yes! that would be the pride of Broadway ( The Broadway Building) being built- I wonder what they would say to its worth today- a man-made tornado of destruction that is known as “NEGLECT”


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Then by the 30’s when Lilacs were on everyone’s lips it was Lorain back in business1934

The citizens had their say:
AUG 26 1930 Part1

AUG 26 1930 Part2root

The ladies mentioned in the above cutting as to their “lilacs” and their homes today
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MRS. H.L SHAW- 103 ARKANSAS

103 Arkansas

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Miss Harriet Root- 3535 E. Erie Avenue
More on the Root Story here
http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2011/04/william-h-root-house-part-1.html

photo Dan Brady

photo Dan Brady

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collarg 550
Then there was WINTER ROSE- OF 550- 6TH Street
The Mayor , at the time, Paul Goldthorpe was behind the “Lilacs”

Aug 28 1930 mayor
TO BE CONTINUED…………Marks lilacs

November 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm 3 comments


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