|Louis and Helen Cross Buddenbaum pose with their nephew Louis Townsend around 1920. The three Townsend brothers (Charles, Donald, and Louis) would later live with the Buddenbaums before starting their own families.|
|The Buddenbaums first dwelled at 307 South Audubon and later at 18 South Irvington Avenue.|
Mr. Buddenbaum's lumber store remained profitable and the couple retired to an apartment in the luxurious Marrott Building on North Meridian Street near Fall Creek. Mr. Buddenbaum's untimely death in 1931, left Mrs. Buddenbaum a widow for nearly forty years.