Hubby's grandfather, James Edgar Wood, was a builder in Cleveland. He married Mary Slatter, one of my brick walls (I can't find her city/town of birth in England or what became of her siblings in Canada, but that's an old story by now).
James Edgar Wood's simple but effective plan was to build a home, move his growing family into it, and finish the details while framing another home, which he then moved into...wash, rinse, repeat.
Recently, my sis-in-law sent me a series of addresses in and around Cleveland, Ohio where James and Mary lived from 1907 to 1918, taken from correspondence. He was clearly expanding his business during this period!
1907-8: 7203 Duluth St (Ave?), Cleveland
1909: 1401 E. 112 Street, Cleveland
1909-10: 1405 E. 112 Street, Cleveland (they lived here during the 1910 Census)
1910: 12600 Penobsot Ave (?), Cleveland
1911-12: 12513 Lancelot Ave., Cleveland
1913: 637 Hayden Ave., East Cleveland
1914: 456 E. 124 Street, Cleveland
1914-6: 12310 Locke Ave, Cleveland
1918: 2556 Idlewood Rd, Cleveland Heights
Because of this list, I was able to match a previously unidentified photo of one of James Wood's homes to a specific address and year. Here's the photo, followed by the Google maps photo of today.
Grandfather James would be delighted to know that his well-built home is still standing and quite recognizable.
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