"Tough Old Guy"
Dominic D'Aloia, car repairman, Great Northern Railroad
470 Hopkins, 1918-1949
Jerry D'Aloia is Dominic D'Aloia's son. Jerry was born at 470 Hopkins St. in 1932 and lived there until 1956.
"My dad was a tough old guy. He would come home with a block of ice on one day on his shoulder for the refrigerator, the icebox. It would be about maybe a twenty-five-thirty-pound, maybe a forty-pound block of ice. On the opposite days, he’d come home with a railroad tie on his shoulder. That was still the wood fire in the furnace and the wood was cheap because we would burn railroad ties."