Thursday, October 4, 2012

Proud Father --1903

Charles and Grace Lamberson Hackleman set up housekeeping at 28 North Ritter Avenue in 1901.  They likely enlarged the small cottage and then built their dream home next door at 34 North Ritter Avenue in 1904.  In this photo, likely taken around 1903, Charles Hackleman can be seen with his daughter Helen and an older neighbor girl.  If you look closely, you can see a female figure at the far left of the photo.

The Hackleman Family (c.1903) at 28 North Ritter Avenue

An early autumn evening at 28 North Ritter Avenue in 2012.

This lovely cottage still stands today and is beautifully maintained.  The home looks largely the same today, although a rear addition was placed onto the home in the 1910s.

This historic scene is courtesy of Karen Bastian Clark.  The contemporary photo of the home was taken on October 3, 2012.


  1. You know, I've never seen the woman in that photo before!! The little girl is my grandmother, Helen, but the older one must be a neighbor girl. Perhaps the woman is her mother. Margaret wasn't born yet. I should have said, when I sent the photo, sorry. Wonderful post!! Thanks.