Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lost Irvington--6049 East Washington Street

Many homes along East Washington Street have been razed over the years for commercial development. This lovely early twentieth-century home at 6049 East Washington Street met its fate in the mid-twentieth century and has been gone from Irvington for decades.  In 1909, attorney Levi P. Harlan and wife Lillian and son Loran moved into the home.  By the 1920s, the Wright family dwelled here.  Bert Wright was a laborer while his wife Anna stayed home and took care of the house.  Her father, Charles Edwards, a veteran of the Civil War, moved into the large dwelling in the late 1920s and remained until his death.  In this photo, taken in 1925, Mr. Edwards sits peacefully in the side yard playing with the family dog. The yard is lush--a far cry from the commercial site it would become.  In 2014, the lot now hosts a liquor store.  You can see the area today by clicking on the address below.

Charles Edwards in the side yard at 6049 East Washington Street in 1925. He moved in and stayed with his daughter and son-in-law for the remainder of his life.  

Anna Edwards Wright dwelled at 6049 East Washington Street with her husband Bert.  

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