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The Kickham house on 2nd St (later O St), Georgetown

William Kickham lived on 2nd St (later O St), Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
He is listed there in at least 1862 to 1890.
His son-in-law Rudolph Ullmer lived beside him in at least 1878-81. So the numbering is confusing.
Adding to the confusion is that the numbering and street names changed.


Under the old street names, William Kickham is listed on 2nd St, between Frederick St and Market St, Georgetown.
In 1862 he is listed at 54 2nd St.
In 1863 he is listed at 56 2nd St.
This is where Edward Francis Cashel would have stayed with him in 1864.
Edward wrote a letter in 1864 from Georgetown.
In 1865 William is listed at 66 2nd St.
In 1867 he is at 54 2nd St.
William wrote a letter in 1869 from Georgetown.
In 1871-80 William is at 52 2nd St.

The family seems to have two houses on 2nd St (O St):
Rudolph Ullmer is not on 2nd St in 1873.
He marries William's dau Mary Kickham in 1874.
In 1878-80 William is at 52 2nd St, and Mary and Rudolph Ullmer are beside him at 54 2nd St.
There was a massive Georgetown street re-naming and building re-numbering.
After the re-numbering, William Kickham is listed on O St NW (former 2nd St), between 34th St (former Frederick St) and 33rd St (former Market St), Georgetown. This is actually the same place.
In 1881 Kickham is at 3325 O St and Ullmer is at 3327 O St.
It seems clear that the Kickham house no.52 is the new no.3325 (a 3 storey building) and the Ullmer house no.54 is the new no.3327 (a 2 storey building).
However, confusing the issue, in 1882, Ullmer is gone from O St and Kickham is at 3327 O St. (Though later he is at 3325 again.)

William Kickham is listed in 1882-86 at 3327 O St.
In 1889-90 he is at 3325 O St.
He is gone from O St by 1892.


Mary's grandson William McVeigh, son of Ruth Ullmer (born 1892), recalls his mother pointing out the Kickham house: "one day while we were driving in Georgetown she showed me the house she (my mother) was raised in, on 35th st. I believe, and then she told me to drive a couple blocks further and pointed out a house she said her mother was raised in. ... the house Mary McCarthy was raised in was about two blocks west of Wisconsin Ave. and it was on P St. or one block north or south of P St." This is spot on.

  


2nd St between Frederick St and Market St on late 18th century map.
See full size. From here.



O St (former 2nd St) between 34th St (former Frederick St) and 33rd St (former Market St).
From modern map.
Note no.3327 and 3325.



The modern 3327 (yellow door) and 3325 (red door) and 3323 (blue door).
Click to rotate. From street view.

  

The modern 3325 (red door) and 3323 (blue door).
Click to rotate. From street view.



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