Thorn Beach? Where was that?
That's what a lot of people were asking when the mysterious real photo postcard appeared on Ebay last August. Fortunately, Paula Shorf, one of the authors of Lorain: The Real Postcards of Willis Leiter was able to identify the house in the photo as his home and even provide an address: 2447 East Erie.
Here's what the same view as the postcard looked like in early September 2013.
A more recent, wintery view reveals more of the house and its setting.
Even with the addition of a garage, it's still a great looking home, full of historical significance.
|Photo taken Sept. 18, 2013
Just a quick note – Paula asked me to pass along that there are two local book signings planned for Lorain: The Real Postcards of Willis Leiter. The first is scheduled for February 8 at the Avon Costco and another is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 9 with the Lorain Historical Society. Watch the Society's Facebook page for details.