R. Site of Lucille Ball House, demolished 1963
While a young girl, Lucille Ball lived on the second floor of this house with her family for a short time. It was here that her father died in 1915 after eating ice cream and contracting typhoid fever. Biographers explain that the death of her father was one factor that inspired her to become a dramatic actress.
Ball returned to Wyandotte on at least two occasions later in her life. During one of these she performed in a vaudeville show at the Wyandotte Theater on Elm and 1st. Regrettably the house she once lived in was demolished in March 1963 and the site remains vacant today.