Spring yard sale helps local history

This photo of early Dover physician Dr. George C. Lathrop is among the Westlake Historical Society's items in need of restoration. The April 26-27 yard sale will help fund the society's efforts.

What does Dr. George Lathrop have to do with the upcoming yard sale put on by The Westlake Historical Society?

Dr. George Lathrop was born in 1876 and passed away in 1950. Lathrop served the local residents of Dover as a physician for many years, and lived and worked from his home and office located just east of Dover Center and Center Ridge roads. Although the doctor has been gone for almost 64 years, his photo lives on!

The society is charged with preserving and sharing Westlake's rich history. This includes the acquisition of new artifacts, as well as the upkeep of existing precious items.

Dr. Lathrop’s photo, which has been in the collection for some time, is in need of archival restoration and reframing. Some of the monies collected during the spring sale will help to ensure that his photo and other historical items continue to get the special care they will need.
The Spring Yard Sale, sponsored by the Westlake Historical Society, will be held on April 26 and 27. The sale will take place  on the lawn of the Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. This popular event features classy cast-offs, no longer needed knick knacks, and will be sure to offer a variety of items for any buyer.

Donations are still being accepted and Receipts of Donation (for tax purposes) are available upon request. The last day for donations is Thursday, April 24. Anyone with donations should contact Lysa or Dave at the Westlake Historical Society at 440-808-1961 or by email at westlakehistory@yahoo.com. You may also contact us for pick up of your items.

Volunteers are still needed to help sort items prior to the sale, and assist on the day of the sale. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact us at 440-808-1961 or westlakehistory@yahoo.com. 

Lysa Stanton

Westlake Historical Society

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