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Ludlow Facts

Incorporated: 1864
First Plat: 1846
Founder: Israel Ludlow
First House: Elmwood Hall 1818
Population: 4,407 (2010 Census)

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Overview History
History of Ludlow Video from TBNK

Project Participants:
City of Ludlow
Community of Faith Presbyterian Church
Ludlow Independent School District
Ludlow Veterans of World War II
Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department
Sts. Boniface and James Roman Catholic Church
Donald F. Bogart

Churches and Schools
First Baptist Church
First Church of the Nazarene
First Presbyterian Church
Ludlow Christian Church
Ludlow Independent School District
St. Boniface Church
St. Boniface & James
St. James
Wesley United Methodist Church

Events
Floods, 1937
Floods, 1964
Floods, 1997
Lost in Yonkers
Ludco Terminals Inc.
Railroad Strike 1894
Streetcar Service
Sweetest Story Ever Told
Tornado, 1915
World War I
World War II

Government
City Hall
Ludlow Police Department
Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department
Mayors
Park (Albert S. Ludlow Memorial Park)
Population
Street Names
Street Numbers and Signs
Groups
American Legion, Edgar B. Ritchie Post
Catholic Athletic Club
Cogrinco Country Club
Knights of Columbus, Kehoe Council #1764
Ludlow Auxiliary Police
Ludlow-Bromley Swim Club
Ludlow Veterans Presidents
Masons
News Enterprise
World War II Veterans of Ludlow

Places
Armory Hall
Bentley House
Carneal, Thomas David
Duro Bag Manufacturing Company
Elmwood Hall
Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Farrell’s Pharmacy
First National Bank of Ludlow
Highpoint Senior Citizens Apartments
Home Savings Bank
Ideal Supply Company
Junior Order Building
Lagoon Amusement Park
Ludlow Heights Subdivision
Masonic Lodge Building
Odd Fellows Hall
Pullman Car Shops
River’s Breeze Condominiums
Rolfsen Hardware and the Rolfsen Building
Somerset Hall (Closson House)
Southern Railroad
Veterans Memorial

People
Allison, John
Balsly, Thomas L.
Bell, John
Boll, John H.
Brady, Neal “King”
Brown, Harry P.
Bruce, John Wesley
Bullock, Wilfred E. ‘Shorty’
Closson, Asa Burtin Jr.
Crowe, John E. ‘Bud’
Dehore, Andrew L.
Dillon, Thomas Xavier Sr.
Doerr, Charles E.
Farrell, John Patrick “Jack”
Fields, Brice F.
Goetz, Mary Ann
Goodenough, Joseph P.
Grimmeissen, David
Holloway, Gerald
Hoskins, William
Hunnicutt, John M.
Klosterman, Harold “Pete”
Latta, Alexander B.
Latta, G. Taylor
Ludlow Family
Martin, Stanley C.
Mershon, Carl J.
Mershon, William Ernst
Minogue, James
Monahan, Edward
Nie, Joseph ‘Nervie’
O’Sullivan, Patrick
Patterson, Anne Lee
Ritchie, Casper
Ritchie, Edgar Barrick
Schrage, Bernard “Pop”
Smith, Winfred W.
Stratton, Everett
Teed, Amos
Thomas, Edna E. Vogelsang
Wagman, Nicholas
Weaver, Jerome J.
White, Jeff B.
Wilcox, Harry Louis
Wilhoit, Howard Ray Jr.
Woolford, Charles

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