Thursday, February 6, 2014

1917 Paige Automobile on Wallace Avenue

A photo taken on a familiar Crawfordsville street was recently added to our archives. If you look closely, you will notice the wall and the dome of the Ben Hur Study in the background. If you are a local resident, you may be able to pick out this exact spot today on Wallace Avenue.

Unfortunately the men and women are unidentified, but it is possible they are Snyders (John S. Snyder was the president of the Ben Hur Life Association or Supreme Tribe of Ben Hur) or friends of the Snyder family. This young lady is exiting the brand-new car as if she were royalty.

FYI: The Paige Automobile Company was formed by Harry M. Jewett and based in Detroit.

This photograph was donated by John & Mary Kummings.
John S. & Estella Frank Snyder (grandparents to John & Mary Kummings)
lived at 201 Wallace Avenue in 1917.

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