when we saw this photo of our patio in the 50’s, i went out to get benches and chairs to match the originals. and sourced the flower boxes to match the originals as well. everything else is exactly the same.
this is celeste. she is the one who came to visit and bring us the photos– here she is perched on a boardwalk railing (just outside the three bedroom cabin) that is now long gone… but you can still see the steps in the background, leaving down to the lake, which are still intact.
this picture was taken in the late 40’s — the lodge is still the same— (except its no longer a diningroom). we found all of this barkcloth in the attic in boxes. they swapped out the patterns for different seasons. chair back slips, tableclothes, curtains, table runners– its was the best find ever.
a shot of the lake from even earlier (1920’s)
another view of the cedar cabin.
this photo is how we discovered that the beach was so much bigger & had a retaining wall.
this was once the main entrance. which is now the chapel.
…standing in front of the main entrance sign (when we found this, we had it recreated to match as well)
check out the woodie in the background— wish we had one.
— standing where the altar now sits. the little metal gate is since gone- the sidewalk still remains.
hilltop perch– everything is the same… except the black poodle. dont know where he is.
from what we can see, it looks like there was once a parking lot which is now the sports field. (i just noticed a row of stones defining the edge of the lot- i am going to go see if can find those and re- expose this wknd…. (check out her saddle shoes.) love.
and here is dad and celeste just outside their screened- in entrance (now the chapel)
thanks so much to sam and celeste and her family for sharing the pics!!