Wednesday, July 6, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 160: the Charles Auble House in San Diego

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
1988-2002 time period:

This photograph is of the house at 767 14th Street in San Diego in the 1915 time period (known from city directories).  Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble lived here with their daughter, Emily Kemp Auble (my grandmother), from about 1912 until 1916, when Charles died after falling down stairs (indoors or outside?  I don't know). 

There is a sign in the yard to the right of the house that says "Painting Decorating" and there is a sign on the side of the house, facing the street on the right, next to the door) saying "Furniture Shop" and more words that are not decipherable from the picture scan.  Charles Auble (1849-1916) was a painter and a decorator.

The house must have had two floors - the main living area above a workshop or basement.

I had a loose print of a similar picture about 20 years ago and cannot find that photograph, but I have a photocopy of that photo.  The photograph above was scanned from the photograph album of Bessie (Auble) Pentecost, the niece of Charles Auble, who gave the album to Emily (Auble) Carringer at some time during her life.  There are quite a few photographs of my Auble and Carringer families in this album, and many more of the Pentecost family.

If I have my address correct, this house was on the southeast corner of 14th Street and F Street, facing west.  There is a fireplug on the corner, next to the telephone or electric pole.  A quick of Google Maps shows that the house and phone pole is no longer there, but there is still a fireplug!

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