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112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:03 pm
by Lamelune
Hello guys ! :D

I am looking for all the different faces of 112 Ocean Avenue since the last 90 years.
You know, the house was buil in the 1920's, so what it was like at that time ? And until 1974 ?

But since 1974, the house changed a lot its face for an evident reason. Are they pictures of these different faces ?

PS: sorry if you don't undersant me, I am French so I don't speak English like my main language.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:58 am
by Fr Dennis Kibbler
We don't really have any pictures of the house prior to the DeFeo family - at least none that have appeared online.

By the way, Welcome to Amityville!

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:00 am
by Lamelune
I would like to know a thing: in 1974, at the Defeo crime moment, the house was black. In what year the most famous face changed ?

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:18 am
by sherbetbizarre
I think it was 1977... the year the Cromarties moved in?

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:42 am
by Lamelune
Really ? It is surprising that the house remained exactly the same at the Lutz period.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:48 am
by sherbetbizarre
It was still dark during the Luzes stay -- click the "FULL SIZE NEWSDAY PIC" sticky on this forum above this post!

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:32 am
by Lamelune
That ?
http://www.amityvillehorror.com/gallery ... rhouse.jpg

The photo was taken on November 13th 1974, it is evident: we can see the barieer of the police and the Stop sign.
But is there a photo of the house during this time in color and in the same size ?

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:52 am
by Victoria Principles
Lamelune wrote:That ?
http://www.amityvillehorror.com/gallery ... rhouse.jpg

The photo was taken on November 13th 1974, it is evident: we can see the barieer of the police and the Stop sign.
But is there a photo of the house during this time in color and in the same size ?
The crime seen photos are in color and will show the house in color around this time.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:54 am
by Victoria Principles
Most photos of the house earlier than the DeFeo's have either been lost, faded over time, in someone's private collection. There was no reason really for pictures of the house to be out there before the DeFeos

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:00 pm
by Lamelune
Yes it makes sense

Before it was a house like the others

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:28 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Lamelune wrote:That ?
http://www.amityvillehorror.com/gallery ... rhouse.jpg

The photo was taken on November 13th 1974, it is evident: we can see the barieer of the police and the Stop sign.
But is there a photo of the house during this time in color and in the same size ?
Haha, you're right. But the house was unchanged until after the Lutzes moved away.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:58 pm
by KevinW
If you go to http://www.historicaerials.com/, they have images of Amityville going back to 1953.

Kevin

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:59 am
by Jacobmarley1
Victoria Principles wrote:Most photos of the house earlier than the DeFeo's have either been lost, faded over time, in someone's private collection. There was no reason really for pictures of the house to be out there before the DeFeos
If I had lived there before the DeFeos, I'd make a small fortune selling what pictures of the house I had in my photo album. At the very least, I'd be a celebrity on this here forum!

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:36 am
by Chichibcc
I'm okay with not seeing any "Pre-DeFeo" photos of the house....I think that today, the house has looked probably the best it ever has, so it really doesn't matter to me what it looked like in the past. But I can see why others would be curious to see how it has "evolved," though.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:28 am
by Lamelune
Chichibcc wrote:I'm okay with not seeing any "Pre-DeFeo" photos of the house....I think that today, the house has looked probably the best it ever has, so it really doesn't matter to me what it looked like in the past. But I can see why others would be curious to see how it has "evolved," though.
Here, there are photos who were taken before November 13th 1974.
http://www.amityvillemurders.com/discovery.html

According to you, in which year were they taken ?

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:23 pm
by Dan the Damned
Which photos there are they claiming to be from before the murders?

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:38 am
by Rokiisun
There are a number of reasons why I think these photographs were taken after the murders.

The site claims they are from Geo's personal photograph albums, fair enough, but then isn't it a bit odd that these are photographs of a house which does not belong to her? Fair enough if it was her own house she was taking pictures of in order to have something to remember it by in years to come but where is her reasoning behind taking photographs of a 'normal' everyday neighbourhood house if they hadn't been taken at the time of the murders? It's debatable as it is if she had ever been in the house and usually if you're taking photographs outside of a house which is not your own then surely you would include other people in them as well? This was the 1970s so it wasn't like you could just take a photograph of anything like you can with a digital camera.

My thoughts is that they are from the estate agents and were taken for the purpose of advertising the property for sale.

Re: 112 Ocean Avenue: Pictures from 1920 to 2011

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:00 am
by Rokiisun
Rokiisun wrote: Geo.
My shortened name for Gerdaline incase it adds confusion.