344 Webster Avenue
Tax Photo Circa 1940
In 1892, Lawrence and Amelia were living in this small home located at 344 Webster Avenue, in the Greenfield/Parkville section of Brooklyn.
At this time, they had 8-year-old Louisa, 6-year-old William, 4-year-old Amelia, and 2-year-old Bertha. Baby Emma had died the year before from Cholera, and Amelia was pregnant again, with their son, Charles.
If living conditions seemed cramped, they were certainly worsened by the fact that they were sharing their small apartment with Amelia's parents, Charles and Louisa Nowasky, and Amelia's 15-year-old brother, Jacob.
Between 1939 and 1941, New York City photographed every building in the five boroughs for tax purposes. This photo of the house at 344 Webster Avenue is from that collection.
LEIER/NOWASKY FAMILY HISTORY