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Fifth and Ludlow

6 EpisodesProduced by George Drake, Jr.Website

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 5: Rose's Story

December 30th, 2019


Whether Rose’s living relatives play a part in this series lies in the hands of Kathy and Frank Hollingsworth ⁠— the couple who found the letter …

Part 4: Finding Rose's Family

December 23rd, 2019


We’ve accepted the help of amateur genealogist Jessi Sievers to learn more about Rose and her family as well as try to track down any living relatives she may have.

During her search, Jessi came across one person on …

Part 3: The People

December 16th, 2019


My wife Ruth found that in 1930 Rose had two borders living in her home ⁠— one named Andrew and another named William. Could it be the “Will” from …

Part 2: The Two Envelopes

December 9th, 2019


Will’s letter to Rose O’Connor 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 …

Part 1: The Letter Under the Bathtub

December 2nd, 2019


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 …

Coming Soon: Fifth and Ludlow

October 14th, 2019


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, …

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