Wednesday, February 16, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 140: The 30th Street House

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver//Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:


This is a view of the Carringer house standing on the corner of what is now 30th Street and Hawthorn Street in San Diego.  The side facing the camera is along 30th Street.  I posted another picture of this house in The house I grew up in and in A Victorian House in San Diego - turned into a box.

The picture above was taken in the 1905 to 19210 time frame, because there is much more vegetation around the house and the little boy has grown up into a big boy.

In the picture above, the people are:

*  On the far left, in the hat and uniform (band, messenger, military?) is Harvey Edgar Carringer (1852-1946, brother of Austin Carringer).
*  Standing to the left of the seated womn is Abigail (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931, mother of Della (Smith) Carringer)
*  The seated woman is, I think, Harriet (Vaux) Loucks (1849-1924, a second cousin of Abigail (Vaux) Smith)
*  Standing to the right of the seated woman is Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944, daughter of Abigail Smith and wife of Austin Carringer)
*  The young man is Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976, son of Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer)
*  The man standing to the right is Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946, husband of Della (Smith) Carringer)

This view provides more opportunity to gauge the house's dimensions.  From this photo, assuming that Austin Carringer was about six feet tall, I measured the house and figure that the house is about 20 feet wide, and the first floor ceiling was about seven feet high and the second floor roofline was about six feet above the first floor ceiling.  The second floor ceiling was higher, since the roof has an overhang and a slope.

1 comment:

amyrebba said...

That's a neat photo. Was Abigail pregnant in this photo or is it just the way her dress hangs out in front of her?