Sunday, September 22, 2013

Layman Avenue Home Then and Now

This intriguing home located at 72 North Layman Avenue has graced the bricked street since the early 1900s.  The architectural style of the house is an interesting blend of Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts.  The Johnson family were some of the first people to call the dwelling "home."  Miss Hildreth Davis, a local wedding and party planner, lived in this house for many years in the 1960s and 1970s.  The historic image, taken c1973, shows the front porch of the home along with Miss Davis's beloved dogs.  A beautiful snow has fallen and in the distance you can see the rear of the double at 51-53 North Ritter Avenue.  A contemporary photo, taken by local artist Grace Kite, shows the home in 2013.

72 North Layman Avenue c1973

72 North Layman Avenue in 2013

The historic image is courtesy of members of the Davis Family via

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