The historic images below were taken sometime between 1908 and 1910. The home at 132 South Arlington had just been built and was owned by the Wren family. The dwelling has just one dormer and it faces south similar to a home at 136 South Arlington so perhaps they were erected by the same builder. In the top photo, four-year-old Bernice Wren (1904-1980) posed on the front porch of the newly-constructed home at 132 South Arlington Avenue. Notice the wide open spaces and the dirt still around the house from the construction. Someone has opened an upstairs window so it must have been a warm day. In the second photo, taken c1910, Bernice and Thomas Wren posed on the front steps at 132 South Arlington Avenue. They were clearly siblings! Just look at their faces. Mrs. Wren had put out a potted plant above them. Sadly, Thomas only lived to be eighteen years old. The final photo shows the home after a snowfall on February 15, 2014. You will note that the house has been clad in vinyl siding and the historic front porch was removed at some point in time.
|Bernice and Thomas Wren at 132 South Arlington Avenue c1910|
|132 South Arlington Avenue on February 15, 2014|
The historic images are courtesy of the Wren-Griffin family via Ancestry.com