James and Ruby Baker lived in the two-story white house at 5854 Julian Avenue in 1943 along with their two sons, David and John. Mr. Baker was a switchman for the Indiana Bell Telephone Company. He must have been doing well enough in 1940 for the family to afford a live-in maid named Mary Phelps. Next door, in the smaller bungalow, dwelled Miss Clara Steele, a second grade teacher at IPS #78. She frequently housed a lodger and in the early 1940s, her cousin, Edna Dryson, also lived with her. Had any of these folks looked outside on this wintry day, they would have seen Ted Lollis enjoying the fresh snowfall.
|Ted Lollis enjoyed playing in the snow during the winter of 1943. Behind him, you can see his neighbor's dwellings at 5854 and 5848 Julian Avenue.|
|Ted Lollis posed for this image in the winter of 1943 in his front yard at 5866 Julian Avenue. Behind him, you can see residences west of his home.|