Sunday, March 25, 2012

Early Color Photograph of Layman Avenue--Circa 1950

This early color photograph of Layman Avenue might have been taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The Zoercher girls (52 North Layman Avenue) and their friends were the subject of the photographer. Behind them, you can see the east side of Layman Avenue looking north. It must have been a cold day perhaps in late autumn as there were still yellow leaves on the ground, but all of the trees remained bare. Someone has leaned a bike against the brick apartment building. The American Four Square visible behind the girls is 65 North Layman. Notice the wonderful street light long gone from the block. I am not good at identifying cars so if anyone knows the make or models of these automobiles please drop me a note. I have included a photo of the block today, but a giant evergreen obscures the apartment building. You will note that 65 North Layman Avenue has been restored. The historic image is courtesy of Andrea de Mink.

Thanks to an astute reader, we now know that the girl standing in the rear and closest to the car has been identified as Barbara Schulmeyer Near.

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