|401 Nebraska Avenue |
in the early 1990s
"Gee, our subdivision has a cool Indian name!” I remember thinking. (More on that later in this post.)
Shortly after moving in, I was told by a neighbor that the house was probably built by O. A. Hafely. I later discovered it was.
That’s why the small item below, which appeared in the June 28, 1941 Lorain Journal caught my interest. It reported that a new allotment, to be known as the Hoy-Lo-Mae allotment, was announced by O. A. Hafely, Lorain contractor and real estate dealer.
It also noted that “outlet to E. Erie-av will be thru Euclid-av to the east and Nebraska-av on the west.”
On the same day as the article, this ad (below) appeared in the Journal as well.
Anyway, it turns out that the Hoy-Lo-Mae allotment did not owe its name to an Indian tribe that roamed the East Side of Lorain before the White Man came and cut down all the trees. The explanation for the unique name appeared in the "Log of Lorain" column in that same Lorain Journal on June 28, 1941.