Open Door

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Terrill Family Archive - Part One

It's been a while since we've posted and we'll do an update later in the week, but for now, we want to start with something a bit more fun! Way back in November Amanda got the wonderful opportunity to meet with Gail, who's Great Grandparents owned the Horner House back in the 1930's and 40's. What a trip that was!!! Through the generosity of the family we have been gifted with an unbelievable treasure trove of information about the house, the neighborhood, and people that lived here during the early 1900's. It's going to take years to track down all of the leads that we have been given and that's no exaggeration. This is a gift to us, and to Irvington. We've talked to the Historical Society and to Bill Guild and will be sharing out the fun and the duties as time permits. :D 

But on to the goods. What I want to share today are two of the photos. These are just simply pictures. They don't tell us a whole lot, but are two of our favorites. Enjoy!

This first photo is of Mary Amelia Terrill taken July 5, 1932. Taken almost 83 years ago! Can you say Wow!?! It's one of Eric's absolute favorites. The front porch is still intact, there are flowers in the yard, and Mary Amelia (who's diary we have) looks so happy. It's just a great photo.

The second photo we have chosen is one of Amanda's favorites from July of 1939. There are two reasons for this. The first is that you can clearly see the fourth story tower intact and more importantly really see the iron cresting in this picture. And the second reason is that this photo shows just how far back the house used to sit from Emerson Avenue, before it was widened. You can really see the extra grass between the sidewalk and the street here. Boy how times have changed!

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as we have. There are many more to come!

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