Why Lorain- the Lilac City- the paper trail 3

November 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm 3 comments

Photo Settlers' Watch  Lilac - Mark Teleha

Photo Settlers’ Watch Lilac – Mark Teleha

Part One

Part Two

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

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”

Marks lilacs
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
Marks lilacs

103 Arkansas

Marks lilacs
pen_ink root

Miss Harriet Root- 3535 E. Erie Avenue
More on the Root Story here

photo Dan Brady

photo Dan Brady

Marks lilacs

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


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rich  |  November 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Keep it going :-).

  • 2. thatwoman  |  November 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Oh there is a lot more to this Lilac history ?

  • 3. Renee Dore  |  November 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Before I even continued to scroll down I thought about what the city had just been through-the tornado that devastated the city and what they did to rebuild to make it better, more beautiful city. And there was the tie in to the tornado to the article…great photos and info!

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