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Charles M. Thomas house at 600 Brookstown Avenue, 1924.

Charles M. Thomas house at 600 Brookstown Avenue, 1924.

Charles M. Thomas house at 600 Brookstown Avenue, 1924.

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  1. Not to be confused with today’s 600 Brookstown. Due to part of the street having been renamed, the numbering system had become so jumbled, including two different 700 blocks, that in 1954 the entire street was renumbered. Today, the address would be 1300 Brookstown, at the intersection with Jersey.

  2. As a youngster I lived next door at 521 Brookstown Ave. from 1938-1942. I remember the vegetable garden in front (Vitory Garden?)and the chicken coops in back! I even remember getting pecked bt a hen!

  3. or was this at the southeast corner..if so then it was duplexed and Frank Spencer J & S sports writer lived there. His son Petey was a friend as well as Sandy Harper on the other side!

  4. After the Thomas family went bankrupt in the depression, my grandfather, Sanford C. Harper, Sr., bought the house, originally for himself. But because he already had built a new home on Georgia Ave., later the Rudolph home, he never moved into it. Instead he turned it into four apartments. My mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Harper, Jr. moved into the apartment on the first floor facing the garden terraces. Here we lived until I was in R.J. Reynolds H.S.. With a huge basement and attic, not to mention the large yard (originally with swimming pool and tennis courts) it was a great place to grow up.
    Michael B. Harper, Tucson, AZ.

  5. This house is now owned by an attorney and is a single family home. Sometime in the past decade, they tore down a few interior walls and even found a piano hidden behind one.

  6. My mother, Evelyn Edith Hiatt Alexander lived in this house until she was 12 years old. She was raised by her Uncle Charles Moses Thomas and his wife. She is 97 years old and has many fond memories of this house.

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