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Shep lived in many places. . .

Shep was a man on the move. Not just traveling all around the world, he also lived in many different states and many different homes over the years.

Below is a listing of those places that have been confirmed.

And, yes, despite being the butt of his jokes, he did have a home in New Jersey!

1921-1927 Chicago, Illinois
1927-28 East Chicago, Indiana

Possible residence - Atlas Apts

East Chicago, Indiana

On 2-14-64 and the 8-6-69 shows Shep mentions living across the street from Dawn Strickland. According to records and family, Dawn lived on Beacon Street.

BUT, he also mentions living in the same apartment building as Bobby Twyman who, according to the 1920 US Census the Twymans lived in the Atlas Apartments on Forsyth Ave which later became Indianapolis Blvd.

1928 - 1947? Hammond, Indiana
2913 Cleveland Street Hammond, Indiana 2913
2907 Cleveland Street Hammond, Indiana

For more interesting facts:

Arizona Street Hammond, Indiana - Mentioned on 7-10-65 show. (This is not confirmed, supposedly they moved to Arizona Street after lightning hit the Cleveland street house and Shep's Ham antenna.)  
1947 to 1948/49 Covington, Kentucky
Covington Kentucky Apartment on 808 Madison Avenue described on the 6-3-75 show "The Delta Queen". Lived there for a year and a half.
1948 to 1955 Cincinnati, Ohio
Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio (Avondale area)

Photo from 4/28/93
3440 Bishop Street
Cincinnati, Ohio (Near Univ. of Cincinnati campus)

Photo from 1948-50
Courtesy: Randall Shepherd
3136 Bracken Woods Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio (Westwood area)

Photo from 3/1/94
1951 to 1953 Wayne Pennsylvania
10-B Fairfield Apartments
Wayne, Pennsylvania
1953 to 1955 Cincinnati, Ohio
6603 Bantry Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio
3811 North Broadlawn
Cincinnati, Ohio
1955 to 1960 New Milford, New Jersey
283B Reichelt Rd
New Milford, NJ
1960 to 1977? New York City, New York
Fall 1960 to Winter 1962/1963
1307 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

1962 - 1967/1970

3 room apartment at 340 East 57th Street he shared with his wife Lois Nettleton. She maintained the apartment until her death in 2008.

It was crammed with amateur radio equipment according to an article in the NY Post 6-3-62

Approx 1969-1970

63 E. 7th St

New York, New York


230 West 10th Street Townhouse

New York, New York (Greenwich Village)

Photo from 1977
courtesy Pete Delaney

Photo from May 2003
courtesy John Wetzel
1976 - 1984/1985 Washington, New Jersey

Box 28, Buttermilk Bridge Road, RD 1, Washington, NJ 07882

Small 3 acre farm in Washington, NJ - He wrote the introduction to the book version of "Phantom of the Open Hearth" while living here.

1977 People Magazine Article
1977 to 1986 Maine
~1977 to ~1986
Cabin at Snow Pond in the Belgrade Lake region (near Waterville)
1977 to 1999 Florida
~1973 to 1984?
Condominium on the beach in Fort Lauderdale
9 North Birch Road
Apt 604
Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33304
March 1,1984 to
October 16, 1999
5301 Lady Finger Lake Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
Thanks to: Pete "The Greek," NL7XM, and Steve Glazer