Bohlen-Huse Ice House compressor April 1913

Bohlen Huse compressor stand 2This picture from the interior of the Bohlen-Huse Ice  Co. facility on Court Ave. was taken following the great Ohio and Mississippi River flood April 1913.  Other pictures show ice plant equipment disassembled for cleaning and maintainance.   James Lee Jr. purchased the Bohlen-Huse Machine and Lake Ice Co. sometime around 1884 to diversify the family business enterprises.  The badge on this one of two compressor stands reads Built and Erected for the Bohlen-Huse Machine & Lake Ice Co.  By the De Le Vergne Refrigerating  Machine Company.  New York 1891.  The other compressor stand is dated 1901.

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