Thursday, August 18, 2016

Peck’s Cottages – Part 4

I had real difficulty getting a nice “now” shot of the above postcard showing the Peck store with the cottages in the background. The weather comically conspired to make my task difficult each time I drove out towards Vermilion to get my photo.

Even though it was sunny in Sheffield Lake, by the time I got to the former Peck’s, it was either raining or overcast. This happened twice.

On another attempt, the weather was again crummy when I arrived. So I kept on going towards Huron, hoping the weather would change. It did, and got sunny – so I turned around and roared back towards my destination at “ramming speed" – only to find that it was overcast again. Sigh.

Eventually I got this shot (below).

By the way, the large building in the photo is now called “the Cafe.”

Here’s a view of the cottages behind it.
Remember the vintage Peck’s postcard of the pool that I posted yesterday (below)?

Although it’s just a memory now, you can still see it near Lake Road in this outdated aerial view. Hey, wha' happened to the trees?
Hope you enjoyed this look back at Peck’s Cottages. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

After seeing the Bing Maps photo of Pecks, I was wondering if you will do a piece on the property next door,to the west. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy_PHPnpoU4 Bill N

Dan Brady said...

Hi Bill,
Thanks for posting that link! I had forgotten that the Waterwood Estate (the well-known mansion of the man who invented the drop ceiling) was right next door to Peck's Cottages.

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2011/09/vermilion_mansion_listed_for_1.html