Monday, January 6, 2014

Life at the Dickerson Home

J. Earl and Esther Dickerson built their dream home at 818 North Arlington Avenue atop a hill overlooking the Pleasant Run Golf Course in 1937.  Their four kids certainly enjoyed the new home. Leland Dickerson, the second child of the couple, became an expert golfer and caddied for many local Irvingtonians.  Mr. Dickerson enjoyed working in his yard.  He planted an amazing garden in the sunny backyard.  The following images span three decades of life at the home and mostly involve  the Dickerson brothers. The historic images are courtesy of Leland Dickerson.

Leland Dickerson posed in 1938 in front of his home at 818 North Arlington Avenue.  Note the beautiful rounded door behind him.  

Robert Dickerson, a bookish young boy, posed for this photo in 1938.  He is standing near the rear of his home at 818 North Arlington Avenue.  Sadly, he would be killed at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

Calvin Blue Coates (6045 East St. Joseph Street) and Curly Morris (831 N. Campbell Avenue) posed for this photo at 818 N. Arlington in 1938.  Both young men would serve in the US Navy during WWII.  Sadly, Calvin Coates was killed in action.   

Snowy Day:  The Dickersons at 818 North Arlington Avenue used this photo for their Christmas card in 1948.

Halloween in 1964 at 818 North Arlington Avenue.  Mr. Dickerson planted many native species along the hillside.  

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