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One House and its Original Family

July 27, 2009

The House on Mulberry in 2009

Like many homes in the neighborhood and on Mulberry street, Ruth’s house  was built by the Ellwanger & Barry Realty Company.

While Ruth did not grow up in the neighborhood,  she was introduced to Carol Bly who has shared the records, photos and memories below.   Carol is the grand-daughter of John & Abbie Effinger who were the first purchasers of  her home. Included in the gallery below are photos of the ledger that John and Abbie Effinger kept documenting payments made to Ellwanger and Barry. The records start with the  purchase of their home on Mulberry Street in 1911.  Also included are  John and Abbies’ wedding photo from 1891,  a Family portrait from 1915 , Pictures of Carol’s Uncles at work in the Sherwood Shoe Factory located at 625 South Goodman St and other family photos.

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