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Richard E Sloan
Hauptmann's work
Sat Jan 6, 2018 09:57

Carpentry work isn't like painting a Rembrandt. I don't think Bruno's work wouldn't stand out as being anything extraordinary. And unlike an oil painting, the creator wouldn't sign his work. I have no recollection of a tour participant once having said that his grandfather and Bruno had "built" a house across the street from Condon's. How come I don't remember that?! Fellow Lindbergh kidnap buff Kurt Tolksdorf's grandfather did work on a house still standing a block or so from the south side of Boston Post Road. On two occasions that he took my tour, we rode over to it (at his direction; I don't recall the address).
Yes, the Majestic still stands on 79th St.I waited in its lobby one day for the recently deceased Roy Dotrice, who stayed there whenever he was in town. I did not go into his apt. he was staying in. I think I just delivered something to hm about Lincoln. I would have loved to explore the finishing work there. If I recall corrrectly, it's across the street from the Dakota where Lennon was shot, and about 3 or 4 avenues from the bank on 80th St.(still standing) where Bruno had a bank acct. I think it's now an Apple Bank, a large old building.

  • Hauptmann's Carpentry WorkSue for Jack, Fri Jan 5 22:34
    On a Bronx tour from many years ago, a participant shared that his grandfather and Hauptmann built the home that is across the street from Condon's house. The details can best be provided by Richard... more
    • Hauptmann's work — Richard E Sloan, Sat Jan 6 09:57
      • Re: Hauptmann's workSue for Richard, Sat Jan 6 12:07
        I thought you would clarify about the house you spoke about many years ago. That's why I wrote it that way. Who better than the Bronx tour guide!
        • house Bruno builtSue, Sun Jan 7 10:22
          The way you wrote it, you identified it as a house on Decatur, so I couldn't connect the dots. You meant Kurt's descendant and Bruno. We never went in to examine it. I dont remember what Kurt said... more
          • Re: house Bruno builtSue, Sun Jan 7 13:27
            Yes, you too, Richard! Stay warm! Cars, for instance, can yield forensic evidence. I imagine carpentry work that was done to interior of houses, also, can establish authorship.
            • Hauptmann as carpenterbob mills for sue and richard, Mon Jan 8 11:44
              Hauptmann apparently made a decent living as a carpenter. A German immigrant with less than requisite skills for major work would not have done so, I feel sure. When asked by Wilentz, "Did you build... more
              • Very well said Richard. Myself, I think Hauptman would have made a much better ladder than the LKC one because he was semi-skilled at least in carpentry. The German people are a proud sort to start... more
              • I am a capenter!Richard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 09:35
                I think Bruno built the ladder and said "I am a carpenter" as a defensive ploy, to distance himself from the possibility that he could have built it. (By the way, he was claiming that it was a rank... more
              • Did Hauptmann Build That Ladder?Sue for Bob, Tue Jan 9 08:06
                Maybe Hauptmann needed a translator? Maybe not. He answered intelligently and cleverly like someone who fully understood what he was being asked. I think there was a big difference between how he... more
                • "I AM A CARPENTER" (dismissively)bob mills for sue and rrichard, Wed Jan 10 05:36
                  We now have two Bruno Richard Hauptmanns to consider. One is the Aryan supremacist of Dudley Schonfeld's imagining, who saw himself as beyond human limitations, inflexible, always unwilling to admit... more
            • Fisch houseRichard Sloan, Mon Jan 8 09:46
              This pictufre of the gas sta. backed by Fisch's house makes me think that STeve and I only looked for the spiritual place on the right (south) sd. of the street, and I didnt realize that his house... more
              • Liberty Magazine, 1935Sue, Mon Jan 8 22:58
                I believe those photos are from an article from Liberty Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 4, Liberty Pub., 1935.
              • Another View of Warner-Quinlan StationSue for Richard, Mon Jan 8 22:46
                Here is another view of the Warner-Quinlan gas station... And also the two filling attendants! I'm not sure what book these pictures are from.
                • gas sta. pic in clippingRichard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 09:46
                  That appears to be from a magazine, not a book. A great picture. Do you see the man walking up the street with theh ladder? I thought that was funny.
                  • Travel Channel news on Booth and BrunoRichard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 10:05
                    First, just or Lincoln assassinaton students: -- Mike Kauffman, THE expert on John Wilkes Booth, tells me that the episode of "Mysteries of the Museum" on the Travel CHannel that he will be on,... more
              • Esso Station at 130th StreetSue for Richard, Mon Jan 8 22:13
                And why did Hauptmann choose the filling station at 127th Street and Lexington Avenue instead of the Esso station at 130 Street? Cheaper gas? Walter Winchell's memoir, Winchell Exclusive: Things That ... more
                • WInchell on gasSUe , Tue Jan 9 09:40
                  First of all, Sue, are you saying that at that late date Winchell pulled a Sue Campbell and actually did great research to find out how much ea. of the 2 gas stations was charging that many years ago ... more
                  • Esso Station in 1934Sue for Richard, Tue Jan 9 12:58
                    No. But a picture of the Esso station in 1934 may have provided the answer for Mr. Walter Winchell. The picture of the Warner-Quinlan station shows a sign saying gas was 13 cents per gallon? Esso... more
                    • Winchell full of gasRichard E Sloan, Wed Jan 10 09:17
                      Interesting observation, Sue. Winchell was the most hated and feared reporter. Anna hated him, too, of course. Hardly anyone attended his funeral.
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