Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Edward and Adah Andres, May 10, 2016

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Life from childhood through marriage

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Ed and Adah Andres.

Segment Synopsis: Edward Andres and his wife Adah discuss their childhood, their respective years in college, and how they came to be married. They also address their fondness for antiques and old houses.

Keywords: Antiques; Baldwin Wallace University, Berea (Ohio); Case Western Reserve University; Chagrin Falls (Ohio); Dayton (Ohio); Waynesville (Ohio); Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Subjects: Childhood; College sports; Courtship; Great Depression; House construction; Military service, compulsory; Universities and colleges

00:08:50 - The Andres' old house

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Partial Transcript: So then we started looking for an old house.

Segment Synopsis: Andres' wife discusses the Cape Cod style house they purchased and restored. After a great deal of effort, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Andres recalls that part of his inspiration for historic buildings came from his service in the military.

Keywords: Additions; Breezeway; Jail; National Register of Historic Places; Waynesville (Ohio); World War II

Subjects: Historic buildings; Historic preservation; House construction; Military service, compulsory

00:14:02 - Time with the Air Force

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Partial Transcript: What did you do for a living?

Segment Synopsis: Andres describes his time in the Air Force, which he served in the mid-1950s at Fort Detrick in Maryland and Wright Patterson in Dayton. His role in the Air Force consisted mostly of special chemical projects.

Keywords: Airborne Command and Control Squadron; Dayton (Ohio); Fort Detrick (Fredrick, Md.); General Motors; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Subjects: Aviation mechanics (Persons); Cold War; United States Air Force

00:25:17 - Satterthwaite house

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Partial Transcript: So, I know when we talked you said you were really interested in telling me about your home in Ohio.

Segment Synopsis: Andres and his wife give further description of the historic property they restored in Waynesville, Ohio, as well as the research they conducted on the house's previous owners. They explain specifically the stagecoach line that operated in the region, the owner of which lived in the house they restored.

Keywords: John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge; Lytle Tunnel; Ohio River Flood of 1937; Quakers; Satterthwaite house, Waynesville (Ohio); Victorian house

Subjects: Antiques; Historic preservation; House construction; Natural disasters; Railroads; Stagecoach lines

00:35:31 - Adventures in historic home restoration

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned having lots of adventures redoing the house.

Segment Synopsis: Andres and his wife describe some of the difficulties they encountered in owning and restoring their house in Waynesville.

Keywords: Dog doors; Ohio Sauerkraut Festival; Trees; Water mains; Wells

Subjects: Food festivals; House construction

00:42:19 - Restoring 260 Chapman jail and firehouse

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Partial Transcript: So when you were done with the Waynesville house, then you went on and did the jail as well, right?

Segment Synopsis: Andres and his wife discuss the Waynesville fire house/jail building they restored.

Keywords: Firehouses; Jails; Pumpers; Waynesville Historical Society

Subjects: Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies; Historic buildings; Historic preservation; History--Societies, etc.

00:47:38 - Philosophy of preservation

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Partial Transcript: Well I'm just wondering, it sounds like you all are so passionate about these old houses.

Segment Synopsis: Andres and his wife speak generally about the importance of historic preservation and why they've remained interested in it for so many years.

Keywords: Cemeteries; Houses; Quakers; Temple of Artemis

Subjects: Historic buildings; Historic preservation; Public history

00:51:17 - Anecdote about historic preservation

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Partial Transcript: Well are there any other pieces to your story that you'd like--

Segment Synopsis: Due to errors in recording, the context of Andres' discussion in this segment is unclear.

Keywords: Dayton (Ohio); National Register of Historic Places

Subjects: Architecture; Historic preservation