Owners: Frank and Emma Edwards
1940 Census: Frank Edwards, age 56, general    inspector - river construction
                         Emma Edwards, age 40
                         Laura, age 16
                         Dorothy, age 12
Acreage: 1.00
Contract price: $1,665
Property condemned on April 7, 1941
Condemnation price: $780

When the government issued checks to landowners in the first few months of 1941, landowners were notified by mail that their checks were available in St. Charles to be picked up.  Edwards did not immediately go to St. Charles to obtain his payment.  In the intervening days, the government commenced condemnation proceedings and confiscated Edwards' check. 

For a view up Lower Hamburg Road which includes this house, click here.