Homes Past

12609 Lake Shore Boulevard

Plat No. 631-08-002
Eastern half of sublot 35 in the Gilbert, Coe and Shipherd Subdivision
12609 Lake Shore Boulevard 1909
12609 Lake Shore Boulevard 1909

Benjamin and Emily Franklin acquired the property from L. H. Fox (widower) on June 16, 1899.

Eliza Hawgood acquired the property from Emily Franklin, widow of Benjamin Franklin, on January 20, 1908, and built a home designed by architect Frank D. Skeel.

Richard and Elsie Grant acquired the property from Harry Hawgood and Helen Hawgood (unmarried), heirs to Eliza Hawgood, on August 10, 1911.

Henry Dalton acquired the home from the Grants on September 15, 1928. Dalton razed the home and added the property to his at 12611 Lake Shore Boulevard.

It’s hard to imagine that a house actually existed between 12521 and 12611 Lake Shore Boulevard. Stepping stones and a lamppost have been found in the garden as reminders of the proximity of homes almost a century ago and a forgotten piece of Bratenahl history.