Wednesday, February 23, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 141: Lyle's Birthplace

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 photograph has several bits of writing on the margins of it.  At the bottom, it says "Birthplace Lyle Carringer, 16th & H. San Diego, Cal."  In the upper right, it says "picture taken 1918."  In the upper left, it looks like "????cis E. Piper tree in rear."

My working hypothesis is that this is the house that Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976, son of Henry Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer) was born in, that it was located at 16th and H Streets in San Diego, that the picture was taken in 1918.  Lyle Carringer is my maternal grandfather.

I checked the San Diego city directories, and found:

1889-1890:  H.A. Carringer resided at 3rd Ave between 16th and 17th  in National City

1892-1893:  H.A. Carringer resided at 28th and Logan Avenue in San Diego.

There is no directory for 1891 available. 

If I believe the notes on the picture, which are in Lyle's own hand, probably written in 1918, then this is another ancestral home.  This area near downtown San Diego is now an industrial area, and I'm quite sure that the house no longer exists.  H Street in San Diego in 1891 (and 1918) is now Market Street.  I checked Google Maps Street View for this intersection and see a Collision Repair place, a Moving Supplies page, a Mexican restaurant at street level below condominiums, and a Gasoline Station on the four corners.  Nope, not there, it seems.

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