Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fixer Upper On Portland Avenue

Toilet Articles. I wonder when this stopped being a residence and became a store?
This house is at 2000 Portland Avenue and boarded by Metro Louisville. The architectural style is Queen Anne and it was built around 1890.
I found on that the father of an Edward Lee Schweitzer who was a "Landsman for Electrician(Radio)" died in a Naval Hospital of a respiratory disease on September 23, 1918, lived here. His father's name was Edward G. Schweitzer. The son enlisted in Louisville in August of that year and died in Newport R.I.
I also discovered in the October, 10, 1901 edition of the Kentucky Irish American newspaper that a David O'Gorman lived at that address with his wife and 4 kids. He died that previous Friday from a long bout with consumption.

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