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Old Posted Nov 8, 2015, 2:21 AM
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Hill Street Tunnel, Rood house, Criss Cross, Octavius Morgan

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post


"Where I lived over tunnel end." (I believe you can see the top of the tunnel at lower right)
That's the same house in the image Flyingwedge just posted (second one over from the left margin):

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge View Post
Detail from above image:

Also, that's the Criss Cross house on the left margin in the image above.

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson View Post
Baist, 1921:

historic mapworks, plate 7

Does that really say Lancaster Pl? LOL:

historic mapworks, plate 7


The Rood rental house, at No. 219, had an interesting owner's name on a 1916 permit:



Huh. Octavius Morgan is also listed as the owner of 215 N Hill (the Criss Cross house) with Morgan & Walls listed as architects on the 1906 building permit. Maybe he owned the whole block:


OK, No. 223 was also one of Octavius Morgan's (it's the other house pictured in e_r's Rood image), but not the other three on the block, further down the hill.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Octavius Morgan was into real estate development. Anyone with a little extra cash was.


Last edited by tovangar2; Nov 8, 2015 at 8:31 PM. Reason: add images + PS, etc
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