by Tim Gilmore, 6/17/2012

Cora Crane’s future biographer Lillian Gilkes is a little girl in a big Tudor-style house on Oak Street, 1906, when the river floods and no bulkhead is built yet and the river comes over River Boulevard and St. Johns Avenue and Riverside Avenue and Oak Street and fills the circular fish pond and the wide lawn with the belching of frogs, lending the gambrel-roofed house its nickname.