Contribute your Lakeside photographs!

In June 2023, the Lakeside Heritage Society will celebrate and commemorate Lakeside's 150th birthday by publishing a high-quality, hard-cover, coffee-table style book. The volume will explore Lakeside's rich history from it's founding in 1873 to the present day and will contain valuable photographs highlighting Lakeside's triumphs, challenges, past and present building, notable citizens and visitors, and it many events and traditions. 

The Lakeside Heritage Society has a wide array of unique photographs in our collections we're excited to share in this publication, but we also recognize that many of our community members have unique photograph collections of their own that may highlight topics, time-periods and people that our collections are missing! We invite all with Lakeside photographs of the following subjects to submit them for possible inclusion in the 150th Commemorative Book and addition to our archives' photograph collections: 

  • Fires, floods and storms

  • Clear, quality photographs from the 1960s to present day that depict family and community events in Lakeside

  • Cottage interiors (circa 1870s - 1940s)

  • Lakeside street views 

  • Tom's Toggery run by Thomas J. Edwards

  • Chautauqua Park 

  • William Perry Hacker and Robert Cronquist in action with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra 

  • Caldwell House as a private residence 

  • Rhein Center remodeling from Epworth Lodge

  • Chip Richter performances 

  • Grindley Aquatic and Wellness Center under construction, dedication and in use