|Samuel in 1909|
The Merrills were parents of two sons Wallace (b. 1893) and Charles Arthur (1890-1977), and a daughter Grace (b. 1889). In 1910 both sons lived at home, working for their father at a rolling mills factory.
|669 South Union Ave. in 1909|
Meanwhile at 669 S. Union, many tenants passed through the house. Christian Science practioner Lillian Ruddick in 1915 was followed by Clyde J Cheney (1916), Albert J. Klunk (1917), and Arthur G. Reis (1921).
The area was going multi-family and in 1929 the new President Apartments were built, replacing the dutch colonial and the house to the west (at seen at left in the photo above). In 1930, the census listed over 130 people in various apartments at this address.
|The President at 669 S. Union ca. 1935|
(courtesy of USC Digital Collections)
|Aerial View today|