Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Analysis of Joel's life

Joel’s success in northern Indiana was extensive. As talented as this woman was, had she not died prematurely, Joel could have achieved national recognition As with most people of renown, Joel’s legacy remains. Harold Lopshire’s (Volunteer at ARCH, not an acronym, a historical architectural organization) final analysis of Joel’s life story is that even in death she exuded an aura of power. Joel refusing to live in Wildwood Mansion, lived and died at 3031 W. Wayne, her first home. [i] All things considered, Joel was a woman of substance in a time when women were relegated to homemaking. Joel epitomized artistic talent, independence, and individuality in each and every “House of Convenience.”
[i] Harold Lopshire, ARCH, interview by Corinne Toth, April 17, 1998.

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