With a double income, the couple was able to save enough money to buy property. In fact, Mr. Lollis became a shrewd, although conservative, investor. He saw real estate as an opportunity and in the 1930s, the couple purchased two doubles along Julian Avenue and other on New York Street. They bought their first home at 5919 Julian Avenue in 1937.
Life changed for the couple on July 15, 1937, when Georgia May Lollis gave birth to their son, Edward Lollis, Jr. They brought their infant son to their Julian home and hosted regular visitors who wanted to meet the young child. His appearance brought out family photographers who snapped away as the happy couple posed proudly with their new child. Mrs. Lollis would eventually create a photo album to document her son's early years.
|And Baby Makes Three: Georgia May and Edward Lollis posed with their son, Ted, on the front porch of 5919 Julian Avenue on August 19, 1937.|
|The New Kid: Edward Lollis proudly admired his new son, Ted, on the lap of Georgia May Lollis on August 19, 1937.|
|The Two Edwards: Edward Lollis, Sr. posed with his son, Edward, Wesley Lollis II, on September 6, 1937. Behind the father and son, you can see the home at 5925 Julian Avenue.|
|Mother and Son: Georgia May Campbell held her son, Ted, in the backyard of 5919 Julian Avenue. Behind them, you can see the rear of 5925 Julian Avenue.|
|Sold! Edward and Georgia May Lollis purchased 5919 Julian Avenue in 1937. You can still see the "for sale" sign in the front yard.|