8/24/06: Putting the 'home' in home cooking
A picture on the front page of the Aug. 24 Westside Pioneer brought back memories for life-long area resident Bob Edgar.
It was the photo of the owners of the Mountain Shadows restaurant, taken in front of the converted house at 2223 W. Colorado Ave.
Edgar, who grew up on the Westside, said it had been the home of his grandmother, Emma C. Edgar, from 1919 until her death in 1950.
She had bought the house, which was built in 1900, after moving from Kansas in 1919 with her two children (including his dad, Roy, then 21), he said. The move had been prompted by the death of her husband from tuberculosis.
Edgar doesn't mind his grandma's old house having become a restaurant. He said he and his brothers have eaten there several times. The eating area takes up space that was once the living room, dining room and two bedrooms. The bathroom space is still west of the kitchen. The area just inside the front door, now enclosed, was previously a front porch, Edgar said.