Friday, November 19, 2010
Tornado-damaged House Then & Now
Here's another photo from that Lorain, Ohio 1903 Souvenir and 1924 Tornado book at the library. I recognized this house too and knew it was near Lakeview Park.
It's still a chilling sight to look at old photos showing the extent of the 1924 Lorain Tornado damage.
It's funny to think of it now, but as a young kid in elementary school, I used to worry about tornadoes a lot because of the 1924 Lorain Tornado. It probably didn't help that the The Wizard of Oz was on TV every year either, with its terrifying cyclone sequence! (The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado made it even worse – and proved that it could happen again!)
Anyway, here is the corresponding present-day photograph. Looks like that part of town healed pretty well.