Saturday, November 5, 2011

69 North Irvington Avenue Then and Now

This stately turn-of-the-last-century home has stood in Irvington for well over one hundred years. It has served as the home for many residents as a private dwelling, a sorority house, and in 2011 as apartments. Albert Badger, a barber, and his family called the dwelling home in the 1910s. By the 1920s, a Butler sorority moved in. After World War II, the home was carved up into apartments.

The historic images, taken in 1920, show Butler University sorority women gathered in the front parlor and on the front porch. You will note from the contemporary image that the front porch has been altered since 1920. The historic images are courtesy of Amy Friedly. The color photo was taken on October 15, 2011.

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