Charles Krumm and Alva Richards


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Charles Krumm and Alva Richards is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 3 in. x 2.5 in..

It was created in 1940.

Polly Richards is the Creator.

Pictured here are Charles S. M. Krumm (left, standing) on his estate and Alva Richards (right, driving tractor). Mr. Krumm (full name Charles Schwenker Martin Krumm) owned several properties located along Riverside Drive in Perry Township during the first half of the 20th century. These included a caretaker's home at 7049 Riverside Drive, a summer cottage at 7075 Riverside Drive, a house at 7125 Riverside Drive, and land on the east side of Riverside Drive bound on the north by Bright Road. The properties had a Worthington postal address at the time that this photograph was taken, ca. 1940.

Charles Krumm was a prominent attorney in central Ohio, and a partner in the law firm Krumm and Schwenker, with his cousin Charles V. Schwenker. Mr. Krumm purchased the land at Riverside Drive in 1913. The summer home (7075 Riverside Drive) was built by Mr. Krumm in 1915. He commissioned architect Albert F. Tynan of Columbus, Ohio to design the home at 7125 Riverside Dr. for his family in 1940. Construction was completed by general contractor Edward W. Braun, in 1941. Charles Krumm and his wife Sarah Krumm moved in to the house in 1941, to be joined later by their son Albert Krumm. Mr. Krumm lived at the home until his death on October 30, 1944. Mrs. Sarah Krumm and son Albert continued to reside there following his death. The home was sold in 1947 to Andre and Eleanor Gelpi.

Alva Morrison Richards was the caretaker of the Riverside Drive properties owned by Charles S. M. Krumm. Mr. Richards, his wife Aly E. Tuller Richards (Polly Richards), daughter Joyce Richards, and son James Richards moved to the home at 7049 Riverside Dr. in 1939. During the period that the house at 7125 was being built, Alva Richards worked with the contractor, Mr. Braun to keep the grounds and home maintained. He also cared for the land and livestock on the east side of Riverside Dr. where a small barn was located.

It covers the topics agriculture and businessmen.

It covers the cities Worthington and Dublin.

The original is in a private collection.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0150.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2006. It was last updated November 17, 2017.