Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hobart Then and Now: 829 East Third Street

Circa 1902 and 2011.

(Click on images to enlarge)
Top image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

The top photo on display at the museum is captioned, "Ittle's saloon. Hobart, Ind./829 E. Third." I believe the two people at the back are Henry and Catherine Ittel, and in front, probably their four children: the two older boys are Henry and Jacob, and then daughter Mary and youngest son William. Since William was four years old in 1900 (per the census), I'm guessing that this photo was taken around 1902.

A Henry Ittel still ran a saloon by the time state-wide prohibition went into effect, but I don't know whether it was the father or the son. And from the wording of the newspaper reports, it sounds as if Jacob had his own saloon by then.

I don't know whether the building at that address now is the same one (with some remodeling); I'm inclined to think it's not — the proportions are so different.


"swooz" said...

Anyway, it's a wonderful family photo. Some (most) of the old bldgs. in downtown Hobart have been so "updated" thru the yrs. it's hard to tell what was orginal. At least the latest movement is to restore for landmark status.

LLoyd Puchek said...

There is a brick structure directly in back of this current structure, my suspicion is that it could very well be the original Ittel Saloon.