Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Lyle Carringer Family Home on Fern Street in San Diego - Post 299 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

Here is a photograph of an ancestral home taken by a photographer (probably my grandfather, Lyle Carringer)  in San Diego, California:

This is a photograph of the house and garage at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego built by Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer in 1920 on the same block as the house that Lyle grew up in at 2105 30th Street.  In the photo above, the entry steps and front door face the street.  You can see another view of the front entry steps in Wordly Wednesday: Family Photographs - Post 69: The First Boy Friend?

I spent at least two years living in this house, and I have no real memory of it.  When my father went into the U.S. Navy in 1944, my mother and I moved in with her parents, Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer and Emily's mother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.  When my father returned from World War II in February 1946, we moved to 2114 Fern Street in the ground floor apartment in the two-story building just to the left of the garage in the picture above.   

The current house is shown in the last image in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your ancestral home.  The entry way faces south now, and the side of the house facing the street is protected by a wall.

How do I know when this photograph was taken?  My best clue is the little girl on the tricycle - which I showed also in a close-up view Family Photographs - Post 65: Betty's Trike.  That's my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer at about age 3, making it 1922 or 1923.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When your MOTHER returned from WWII? Oops!