1949 53rd Street
Tax Photo Circa 1940
Bill and Lillian's children, William, Gerard and Muriel, were single and living together in 1940 at 1975 51st Street, in Brooklyn.
A few blocks away at 1949 53rd Street lived the Kavanagh family: John P. Kavanagh and his wife Margaret F. (McCarthy), and their children, including a son, William Kavanagh, and a daughter, Eleanor Mary Kavanagh.
The Lau and Kavanagh men were primarily longshoremen and probably worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
On October 5, 1940, Gerard married Eleanor Kavanagh.
Between 1939 and 1941, New York City photographed every building in the five boroughs for tax purposes.
This photo of the building at 1949 53rd Street is
from that collection.
LANZARA-LANZARO FAMILY HISTORY