This home on Essex’s Main Street was recognizable to many, and this postcard generated quite a few comments from the community. Here is a selection below:
Ellen Carson: Is Helen Morse’s house or Bub Albee’s house next to Warren Cross’s?
Susie Drinkwine: Sonny and Charlotte’s house. Good times there!!❤️❤️
Alta LaPine: what a nice home, remember it well-E
Kirsten Pope: Of course! My beloved Lapine neighbors between Grandma and Grandpa Morse’s and the Jackson’s! 🥰
Essex Supervisor Ken Hughes: Right across the street from my house on Main Street. Now owned by the Hutchins family.
Peter Cross: Oh yes the LaPines. Next to my Grandparent’s house.
Christine Tybush Benedict: I spent a good amount of time swinging on the porch with Sonny LaPine, having a cold beverage. Rick and I lived across the street. BC (before Christine) Rick lived next door to the north. Oh the simple times….
LeighAnn Lapine-Valachovic: Yes!! My papas house! I love it.. miss it also and so many memories.
Jeremy Keach: That was my grandfather’s house, great memories. Miss that front porch!!
Barbara Van Laten Page: LaPine house on Main Street
Cynthia Estus: And the Albee’s before that.
Tilly Close: Were the Morse House & LaPine houses that were ordered from a catalog originally? Our barn was.
The written message on the front says “Kelley House, 1945 at Essex, NY (sold)”. No one mentioned The Kelley’s but it appears that might have been a family that owned the home at one time? Though it could be referring to a first-name “Kelley.” Does anyone know?
See the back of the postcard below. The postage stamp reads Oct. 18, 1945. So this postcard was sent on that date, and the photograph on the front likely originates from that year or a bit previous.
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