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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wild/Erb, 573 19th Street NE, (LL)

Ira Erb, a Union Army Civil War veteran, came to Salem in 1890 from Ohio, purchasing this lot from the Wild family. He bought the Boothby and Stapleton Sash and Frame Co. on Front Street and, with his partner Clarence Van Patten, was involved with a number of buildings in the neighborhood.  He died in Salem on May 25, 1915, and was buried in City View cemetery.  His wife, Hattie (Harriett Myers Erb), remained in the house until her death on November 21, 1941.After several owners, it was sold to Lloyd Chapman in 1978. Mr. Chapman has compiled a complete history of the house. (SESNA)

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