Monday, June 23, 2014

Fabrizio Homes Ad – May 11, 1957

It's always good to remember the builders who helped shape Lorain during the 1950s and 60s. I have a lot of respect for these individuals who took the financial risk, and provided affordable housing for Lorain's working class.

That's why I thought this ad for Ben Fabrizio and two of his Fabrizio Homes on Meister Road would make a good post. The two page ad ran in the Lorain Journal on May 11, 1957.

The land on which the two homes in the ad were located were part of the old Neuman Dairy Farm property. Both homes were located on the north side of Meister between Oberlin Avenue and Ashland Avenue.

I love the ad's architectural drawing of the house at 1328 Meister Road. There's something magical about a drawing created by an artist that makes it superior to a soulless computer rendering. But I'm sure I'm part of the minority when it comes to this kind of thinking.

Anyway, Meister Road is still a nice-looking neighborhood, with well kept-up homes including the two homes featured in the ad (below).

1318 Meister Road
1328 Meister Road


-Alan D Hopewell said...

I went to school with a Brad Fabrizio; wonder if this was his father?

Anonymous said...

LIGHT YEARS better than anything built in the last 30 years. Thanks for this!