Here is a photograph I need some help with. It’s from the collection of my grandparents. On the back it says “120 W Ranson.”
I feel certain that this photograph is from Kalamazoo, so I think that the last letter is meant to be an M. I know that sometimes I accidentally write N when I mean M. Therefore, the address is 120 W. Ransom, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
On Google maps, it shows this address on the north side of Kalamazoo. So while it is close to Burdick Street, which is the street where a lot of my ancestors congregated, it is North Burdick and not South Burdick. That is quite some distance away.
Through Kalamazoogenealogy.org, I can find some city directories, but they are arranged by last name, not by address. Any ideas how I can find out who lived at that address between 1900 and 1920?
I do love this photo: the bike, his glasses and cap, the serious suit, and the vine on the house. What do you make of the ground? Are those fall leaves?