OK. Now where were we? When I ended Part Three, we left Lillian and her husband, Edmund, standing in the doorway of their store on the NW corner of Big Bend and Flora. The year was 1914. Perhaps we should back up a little further. I’ll refresh your memory with the blockbuster photograph that appeared in Part One.
That image (which follows) was taken in 1904 at the NE corner of Big Bend and Manchester. Lucky for us all of the folks pictured are identified.
By 1923, Lillian and Edmund Herold had moved from their location at the NW corner of Big Bend and Flora to 8500 Manchester Road in Brentwood. Then tragedy struck!
I didn’t find an article explaining how the police had caught this bastard. He might have gotten away with it but I hope not. Lillian would go on to survive her husband by another 53 years.
This concludes the series, The Amazing Lillian Weber Herold Collection. Now you have seen everything I have. I hope you enjoyed it. Once again, much thanks to the descendants of Lillian’s who have allowed us to have a look at our shared pasts.
I am planning a followup to the article on the Cupples Company. More research is revealing they were even more impressive than I previously thought.
The death of my friend, Larry Giles, really threw me for a loop. Some very fine people are involved now with Larry’s creation, the National Building Arts Center. They are planning a memorial to Larry at the location of the NBAC, 2300 Falling Springs Road in Sauget, IL on August 7th. Directions are online. Plan to attend. You’ll be too late to meet Larry but his collection and work will be on display.
Doug Houser June 29, 2021