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Jay Maeder and the Milwaukee Streetcars
Posted by Don Lenz on 11/17/2015, 1:08 pm
I am interested in obtaining some information about Jay Maeder, a businessman who lived in Avon Ohio before 1949 and about 1953 to 1970. Mr. Maeder purchased the interurban streetcar system of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1949. The effort failed, and Mr. Maeder returned to Avon, bringing two streetcars with him. I suspect that streetcars displayed on an Avon property were a bit controversial, even in the 1950s and 1960s. Mr. Maeder’s son was named Jay Maeder, Jr. and wrote for the Plain Dealer for awhile.