Category Archives: Historic Residents

C. Noble Bretzman and Traders Point

William Fortune’s Traders Point home would later become the residence of significant photographer Noble Bretzman. Noble Bretzman is buried in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a short walk across Moore Road from his Traders Point home. The following biographical depiction of … Continue reading

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New Bird Observatory etc.

One of my favorite spots at Eagle Creek Park is where Fishback Creek feeds into Eagle Creek Reservoir. This is a truly spectacular spot by canoe or kayak. And now the Eagle Creek Foundation and a group of ornithologists have … Continue reading

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J. K. Lilly, Jr. and Traders Point area

Friday, June 13, 2008 Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. (1893-1966) was the youngest son of J.K. Lilly Sr. He earned a pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and entered the family business in 1914. He focused on personnel and marketing. … Continue reading

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Lilly Lake Dam Break

Monday, March 24, 2008 Disgrace near Traders Point J.K. Lilly may have been inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of modern day landscape architecture, during the creation of Lilly Lake. This small man-made lake, nestled in a mature wooded … Continue reading

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Krannert/Normandy Farms Barn moved across 38th St.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (note: this barn was originally located near Traders Point in the southwest corner of West 79th Street and Marsh Road on the Normandy Farms Estate developed by Herman Krannert and now owned by the Kleinops family. … Continue reading

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Cassilly Adams Slept Here

I have confirmed through the public record that the residence location of Mr. and Mrs. Cassilly Adams was an 8.4 acre parcel at the northwest corner or confluence of Fishback Creek and Eagle Creek. This is an area that birders … Continue reading

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The Passing of James Asher, M.D.

Earlier this week we received word that our neighbor and friend, Dr. Jim Asher, passed away. Dr. Asher and his wife Annamae had recently relocated to Missouri to be closer to a daughter. Fortunately for all of us, prior to … Continue reading

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William Fortune 1863-1942

Few family names have had more lasting impact on the Traders Point area than this one. He frequented the area during the dawn of the automobile and his circle of influential friends included J.K. Lilly who assembled what is now … Continue reading

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James W. Asher, M.D. 89.

Monday, May 21, 2007 James W. Asher, M.D. 89, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 14 at Delmar Garden Nursing Center in Chesterfield, MO. He was the loving husband of Anamae Asher (nee Sinclair); dear father of Jane … Continue reading

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Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery I serve as a volunteer on the Board of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery Inc., located at 8320 Moore Road, Pike Twp. I joined the board in 2005, when the board was … Continue reading

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