Fifth and Ludlow

Fifth and Ludlow

By George Drake, Jr.
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Coming December 2, 2019

Fifth and Ludlow is a five-part podcast that tells the story of a family living in 1920s Dayton, Ohio through the lens of a mysterious letter found hidden beneath a bath tub almost 100 years later.
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Coming December 2, 2019

Fifth and Ludlow is a five-part podcast that tells the story of a family living in 1920s Dayton, Ohio through the lens of a mysterious letter found hidden beneath a bath tub almost 100 years later.

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Part 2: The Two Envelopes
Will’s letter to Rose O’Connor found underneath the bathtub was found alongside two envelopes ⁠— one that went along with his 1920 letter, and another to a Jim O’Connor (possibly Rose’s husband) postmarked 1921. The working theory has been that someone forwarded the letter and its envelope to Jim a year later, maybe behind Rose’s back as a way to inform Jim of her meeting with Will. Part 2 looks into whether that was possible. Learn more and see pictures of things from around Dayton History’s Carillon Park, the unframing of the letter, and Rose’s grave: https://www.fifthandludlowpodcast.com/part-2 Series Editor: Katie Davis Music: Mustafa Shaheen Branding: Peter Diaczenko Special thanks to the Hollingsworth Family, Dayton History, Dave Requarth, The United States Postal Service, and Dayton Art Solutions for their help with this episode. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District with assistance from Culture Works. Additional funding from 91.3 WYSO.
22:43
December 9, 2019
Part 1: The Letter Under the Bathtub
A letter hidden beneath a bathtub was discovered almost a century later. Alongside it were two envelopes, one that went with the letter, and another one dated over a year later. The letter is from a man simply named "Will" who didn't include his last name. Over the years, the family who found the letter has speculated what it could have been about and whether the second envelope is somehow connected. Learn more and see the letter and envelopes for yourself: https://www.fifthandludlowpodcast.com/part-1 Series Editor: Katie Davis Music: Mustafa Shaheen Branding: Peter Diaczenko This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District with assistance from Culture Works. Additional funding from 91.3 WYSO.
22:35
December 2, 2019
Coming Soon: Fifth and Ludlow
In 2008, a family in Dayton, Ohio was remodeling an original bathroom of their 1927 house. During the process, they unearthed a letter and two envelopes in near perfect condition dating back over 90 years. The letter, from a man simply named "Will" is vague, secretive, and mysterious. The envelopes paint an even more confusing picture. Fifth and Ludlow tells the story of 1920s Dayton through the lens of the letter, and aims to expose the answers to the countless questions it raises.
02:37
October 14, 2019
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