Virginia Lake, an afterthought


A few days ago a couple shots of the Virginia Lake migratory bird shelter went up on this site, and it occurred to me later that I had a shot of the lake in its infancy, c. 1938, so here it is. Note it’s a bit more urbanized today. (If urbanized is indeed a word. Maybe it’s gentrified. Whatever, there’s a lot more stuff around it today!) One of these days we’ll write about the Hancock mansion on the southwest corner of the lake, above the park on Country Club Drive (not in this picture; the mansion was started a year later. That’s Country Club Drive, taking off to the west across the water from the island.)

Note, the preserve in the former post does appear in the lower left corner of this shot

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