Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Austin Carringer House in the Early 1910s -- Post 304 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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 my grandfather's photo album in the Seaver/Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a photograph of the Henry Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer house at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, California in the 1910 to 1915 time period.  The distinctive gingerbread around the top of the porch is always my key to this house.  This view is looking directly east from 30th Street (a north-south street).  This photo provides more detail about the upper floor of the house - for instance, I had not seen the rounded trellis over the landing on the second floor on the right side (south side) of the photograph.  

I think that the persons in this photograph are (from the left):

*  Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944) - wife of Austin, mother of Lyle, my great-grandmother.
*  Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) - son of Austin and Della, my grandfather
*  unknown female (to the right of the palm tree) - this may be Abbie (Vaux) Smith (Della's mother), or Mary Ann "Matie" (Smith) Cramer (Della's sister) or another relative.
*  Henry Austin Carringer (to the right of the unknown woman, half off the photograph) - husband to Della, father of Lyle, my great-grandfather.

One Carringer family story was that my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, often slept in a sleeping bag out in the open on the second floor landing outside the second story rooms when he was a teenager and in his early 20s.

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