In 1958, Leland Dickerson (322 North Rigeview Drive) happened to be dropping off a daughter's friend along the street when he saw a man pounding a for sale sign into the yard of 951 North Graham Avenue. The house was only four years old and was being sold by homeowner Robert O. Whitesell. Mr. Dickerson quickly carved together enough cash to make a down payment and moved his wife and three kids into the beautiful new home. Mr. Dickerson particularly enjoyed the private driveway and large garage. He and his wife Anna Belle also liked the pretty landscaping.
The tree-lined avenue still retains the beauty that first attracted the Dickerson family to this part of Irvington just as it might have fifty-six years ago.
|Anna Belle, Leland, and Jim Dickerson at 951 North Graham Avenue in the spring of 1961|
|Jim Dickerson standing near the family car a 1964 Buick Skylark (951 North Graham Avenue). Note the beautiful flowers planted by Mrs. Dickerson.|
|Jim Dickerson stands next to a blooming magnolia tree in the backyard of 951 North Graham Avenue during the spring of 1961.|