|Cross Family Home at 5507 East Washington St. before is was turned to face South Ritter Avenue.|
|In the 1920s the home faced South Ritter near Washington Street and was home to a Butler fraternity. It was eventually demolished. (Photo courtesy of Amy Friedly)|
Mrs. Cross loved to write and she studied Shakespeare. Sadly, several of the Cross children died young. Two boys died of tuberculosis while one daughter died during the Great Flu Epidemic that swept the world in 1918 and 1919. Another son, Harry, fought in World War One and took aerial photos from his plane. He would survive the war and return to Indianapolis.
|Laura Lott Cross was a writer and studied Shakespeare.|
In the 1910s, Mr. Cross developed several homes along Ohmer Avenue. He often had his son or other family members live in the houses while they were under construction to protect the expensive plumbing supplies inside from theft. The Crosses eventually moved to 322 Downey Avenue. (see Cross Family link)
These photographs and historical information are courtesy of Susan Morgan.