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Richard DeKorn obituary

This obit confirms that Richard’s (Dirk de Korne)  sister, Jennie Culver, did move to Seattle and raise her family there.  Also, although the genealogy research done by Yvette Hoitink shows Richard was born in Kapelle, this obituary states what I had always been told, that he was from Goes.  Those towns are not far from each other.

I’ve written a couple of other posts about Richard DeKorn, including Richard DeKorn, Brick Mason and General Contractor.  This obituary mentions two other buildings I didn’t realize he had built:  the Pythian Building and the Merchants Publishing Company building.  I also learned that he was a member of the brick masons union.

Pythian Building

Pythian Building

I’ve mentioned before that he built the Telegraph building, the tower at the state hospital, and the Ladies Library Association building (and many others).

You see Park Cafe in the low building to the side of the building?  I remember them from the sixties and seventies when they used to make the best olive burgers anywhere in the world.  The grease would soak right through the waxed paper, and they were absolutely smothered in green olives.  I recall walking past the building to get my burger and thinking what a beautiful old building it was, never dreaming that my great-great grandfather had built it.

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