Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Turner's Lunch

The three photos in this set were in a photo album that belonged to my great-grandmother Elizabeth Lois Whitley. The first photo shows my grandfather Leo Reid with a woman who may be his first wife Betty Boyer (although I am not certain). I am guessing the photo was taken in the summer of 1941, 1942 or 1943 in front of the boarding house and restaurant at 1341 Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis.
Edward Turner
The photo above shows Edward Turner, second husband of my great-grandmother Elizabeth Lois Whitley. He ran the boarding house and restaurant at 1341 Kentucky Avenue, renaming it Turner's Lunch after they took over the property from Lois' uncle Felix Matthews.

The third photo shows an unknown woman with a dog next to the window of the restaurant. I think my Grandpa Leo took the photo.

Update 27 August - I checked on Google Maps, and the property at 1341 Kentucky Avenue now sits squarely in the middle of the Eli Lilly headquarters on the southside of Indianapolis.

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