Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio – 1911


Broad Street from Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  Published by F. M. Kirby & Co.  Made in the U.S.A.  A-4011

Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Oct 26, 1911.  Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, 94 Tumont St., Detroit, Mich.  [appears Post Office in Detroit corrected to be 94 Tireman]

“Oct 26 1911    Dear Friend, I received your card was glad to get it.  I bet that you wish you were going to school.   But you know you wanted to quit didn’t you?  Florence [Koontz]  [then up the side of the card]  How is your father.”

Simpler times, when the Post Office corrected addresses in cities like Detroit and still delivered post cards.  Anyway, not sure about Grandpa quitting school.  He would have been 18 at the time.  Will need to piece together with the cards from Ypsilanti when he was at CBC.

Again, the question on Great Grandpa Lemuel’s health.  This is 1911.  He lived until 1929.

Kind of interesting that Grandma chose a post card of Broad Street — the street on which she lived.  I looked on Google Earth and Ohio cross street does not appear to be near the store (the family lived above the store on Broad).


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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