This old 1920s picture of the back of the Oaklands always confused me, because I

This old 1920s picture of the back of the Oaklands always confused me, because I

This old 1920s picture of the back of the Oaklands always confused me, because I couldn’t see a back door. I could see a collapsing tin roof shed in the lower left, old cars parked willie-nillie and a sad elm try trying to survive. When we took off the 1950s back door, it was confirmed that there was a back door, set lower, with steps down to the basement and up to the first floor. On the picture of the door removed you can see smooth bricks up 3/4 of the way and then broken bricks which were above the header. The door must have been a foot or more below grade. Maybe that’s why I can’t see it in the picture from the 20s.

Oaklands on 9th, profile pictureMay be a black-and-white image of one or more people and buildingsMay be an image of brick wallMay be an image of brick wall

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