Saturday, January 18, 2014

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa York on Berry Avenue

J. Edgar and Mary York dwelled at 121 South Berry Avenue near the Pennsylvania Railroad.  The couple had a wide lot which was perfect for playful grandchildren who needed a place to run and have fun.  In these photographs, a very young Robert (Bobby) Dickerson stopped by to build a snowman in January of 1948 and four years later he decided to help Grandpa York with the yard.  Behind Robert, you can see homes in the 100 block of South Arlington Avenue, and the now defunct Pennsylvania Railroad.

Giant Snowman:  Bobby Dickerson stands next to a new friend in January of 1948 at the home of his grandparents, the Yorks,  at 121 South Berry Avenue.  

Flattening the grass:  Bobby Dickerson helps his Grandpa York with the yard in 1952 at 121 South Berry Avenue.  Behind him, you can see the rear of 136 South Arlington Avenue.  
These images are courtesy of Leland Dickerson.


  1. I live on Julian very close to Berry and love this pic...we now use that path to the "back way" walking to friends in Irv which will soon be the Pennsy. Thanks for posting this

  2. Thanks, Barb. I am about to post several more photos of Berry Avenue! It is a blast finding these gems!