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Richard Hakanson

People Residents Richard Hakanson – Forensic Photographer 10322 Lake Shore Boulevard Richard C. Hakanson Richard Collar Hakanson was described as a fiftyish citizen of Bratenahl for whom the words dashing and debonair could have been specially coined. This was in direct opposition to his means of livelihood which is by and large a somber one…

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Samuel Cardon

People Residents Samuel Cardon – Rand Development 13324 Lake Shore Boulevard Samuel Z. Cardon was born in Chicago on November 24, 1918. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate in chemistry from Western Reserve University in 1950. After graduation, Cardon worked for Rand Development and was a pioneer in…

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12720 Lake Shore

Places Homes Current 12720 Lake Shore Boulevard Plat No. 631-09-305 Oakshore Green 12720 LSB Charles Schweinfurth designed this Tudor-Elizabethan brick and stucco small fortress as the gardener’s cottage for the Jay Morse mansion across the street at 12725 Lake Shore Boulevard. The cottage was completed in 1905. The interior of the house, with its hardwood…

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Jean Sothern

People Residents Jean Sothern – Village Clerk 11912 Lake Shore Boulevard Long-time residents Jean and Lewis Sothern moved to Bratenahl from Fairmount, West Virginia in 1945. Lewis designed and built their 11912 Lake Shore Boulevard. Jean was born in 1909 in West Virginia, one of six children. She became Bratenahl’s assistant village clerk from 1958…

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10530 Lake Shore

Places Homes Current 10530 Lake Shore Boulevard Plat No. 631-18-008 and 631-18-009 Sublots 8 and 9 in the Haldeman and Patton Allotment 10530 Lake Shore The land was conveyed by E. D. Sawyer, Sheriff, to J. C. Thompson and James Patton on June 14, 1888. J. C. Thompson acquired the property from James Patton on…

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10508 Lake Shore

Places Homes Current 10508 Lake Shore Boulevard Plat No. 631-18-001 10508 Lake Shore Elizabeth Fitch acquired the property from Jacob Perkins on May 28, 1895. and built a 3,600 square-foot colonial home across the street from the Grossman home. The house is sturdy brick, with spacious rooms, porches, and sunrooms. Louis and Lillie Grossman acquired…

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Alonzo Wright

People Notable People Alonzo Wright – From Mundane to Millionaire Bratenahl Place Alonzo Wright From humble beginnings as a black southern migrant, shoe-shiner, and messenger, Alonzo Wright became Cleveland’s first African American millionaire. Alonzo Gordon Wright was born in a one-room house inĀ  Fayetteville, Tennessee, on April 30, 1898, the son of Alonzo and Joyce…

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Peter Sikora

People Residents Peter M. Sikora – Juvenile Court Judge 1 Judge Peter Sikora Peter Sikora, a veteran judge at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, had a front-row seat to the downside of procreation. His days were filled with abused and neglected kids, custody battles, and wannabe thugs who shoot each other for nonexistent reasons. His job,…

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James Scholl

People Residents James Scholl – Building Contractor 13625 Lake Shore Boulevard James Scholl 1961 James Scholl was a vice president of the Bratenahl Board of Education in the 1930s and a Bratenahl Village Council member from 1960 to 1961. James Scholl was born on July 12, 1895, in Norwalk, Ohio, to Robert and Cora May…

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Jacob Silverthorne

History Early Settlers Jacob Silverthorne Coit House There is perhaps no resident of Cleveland more capable of speaking with authority concerning many Cleveland’s events and conditions than Jacob Silverthorne. He knew Cleveland when it was scarcely more than a village, its business district bordering the river, while its commercial and industrial enterprises were primitive. In…

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