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Archibald Mclachlen

Archibald Malcolm3 McLachlen3

Birth2 SEP 18573
 
Org.1916
 
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Death18 SEP 19223
 
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Aged: 65 years

Banker Archibald McLachlen and Smithsonian Institution naturalist George Brown Goode developed Lanier Heights in the early 1890s. Goode laid out streets and encouraged Smithsonian colleagues to purchase lots. McLachlan built the elegant Ontario Apartments, visible ahead and to the left on then-rural Ontario Road. More apartments and row houses followed. By 1935 Lanier Heights was considered a close-in, city neighborhood.

In 1908 the city built the Mission style firehouse mid-block to your left. Generations of neighborhood children played in front of it, considering the firefighters their personal guardians. The community saved the deteriorating facility from demolition in 1975.

During the 1920s, most residents of this block were German Jews.... Read More

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  2. Book: Bankers Directory;
  3. Website: Family Search Trees;
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