Sunday, February 26, 2012

Poplar Road--1937 and 1945

Previous posts revealed images of Poplar Road in the 1920s. By the 1940s, you will note that the trees had matured and that some of the same families still called the neighborhood home twenty years later. The Schneiders first moved into 327 Poplar Road in 1923. They would remain until the 1970s. By the 1940s, the Schneiders welcomed their first grandchild to Poplar Road.

In the top photo, extended family members gather along the southside of the Schneider home on Christmas Day in 1937. In the second photo, William Schneider appears to be handing something to his grandson, Bill Ferling, in April of 1945. Behind them, you can see 333, 337, and 339 Poplar Road. In the bottom photo, Bill Ferling takes a ride down Poplar Road on his tricycle. It looks like this photo was taken on the same day in April of 1945. Many houses along the east side of Poplar can be seen in this photo. The historic images are courtesy of Bill Ferling.


  1. I am the current owner of 327 Poplar Road. I was so fascinated by Bill Gulde's blog on Irvington, I contact Mr. Ferling, invited him over to the house and learned every more about the residence. Thank you Bill Gulde for the blog!

    John Deiter

  2. John, I am so pleased that you are enjoying the blog. I created this blog so folks like you could discover your home's heritage. Mr. Ferling was so generous with his photos so I am not surprised that he came to your home to tell you more stories. Thanks for the note!