Monday, June 27, 2016

Tornado Damaged Sixth and Hamilton – Then & Now

Since the anniversary of the 1924 Lorain Tornado is tomorrow, it’s a good time to post a few postcards. Here’s one that I hadn’t seen before (above).

It was on Ebay recently (hence the DSAP dealer watermark) and as the caption states, it’s the view “showing homes on Hamilton Street north of Sixth Street after street was cleared of wreckage.”

Although it might seem as if some of the damaged homes were not rebuilt, research revealed that all of the addresses in that neighborhood listed in the pre-tornado city directories were still to be found in subsequent books.

Today there are a few homes missing in that block, and some have been modified a bit. But it’s still a nice neighborhood that belies its sad fate during the infamous 1924 tornado.

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