On Loraine Ritchey's blog, a few more postcards have appeared.
|Wurmser's house at far left|
This one (below) is even tagged with his name.
So imagine my surprise when, while flipping through the Lorain, Ohio 1903 Souvenir and 1924 Tornado book at the library, I saw the photograph below.
It appeared on a page next to a photo of another house that was completely demolished. The book's author was making the point that the house shown above (obviously Wurmser's but not identified as such) was less damaged but that a tragic death had occurred in its basement.
The book did not identify the name of the unfortunate person who lost their life in Wurmser's basement. In the book's listing of the names of the deceased, there was no name that corresponded with the 1348 West Erie address.
All this really does is add another layer to the mystery surrounding the replacement of Wurmser's demolished house with the house that is there now.