|Charles and Helen Hackleman and several neighborhood children at 34 North Ritter Avenue in 1905.|
The block looks very different in 2012. The Works Progress Administration widened the street in the late 1930s and removed the green space and all of the trees next to the avenue. Unfortunately, 40 North Ritter was greatly altered in the early 1990s when the owners at that time added an entire story and vinyl sided over the wood shake and clapboards. A more historic alteration took place at 46 North Ritter perhaps as early as 1915 when it was converted into four apartments. The other two homes at 34 and 52 North Ritter have changed little in the 107 years since this photo was taken.
|40 North Ritter was drastically altered in the early 1990s.|
|46 North Ritter was converted to apartments in 1915. You can still see the late nineteenth-century fish scale shakes on the side of the home.|