FIFTH & LUDLOW
Fifth & Ludlow is a project that I worked on (on and off, really) since the spring of 2017. I've turned it into a five-part series that was released in December 2019.
In 2008, my friend's parents were remodeling an original bathroom in their 1927 house. When the plumbers lifted the cast iron tub from the floor, underneath was a letter and two envelopes -- all preserved in time.
The letter, from a man simply named "Will" is vague, secretive, and mysterious. The envelopes paint an even more confusing picture.
With Fifth & Ludlow, I tell the story of 1920s Dayton through the lens of the letter, and expose the answers to the countless questions it raises.