6. RHODES ESTATE-WALL, Lake at Belle

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The second part of this driving-tour commences at Lakewood Park which, until 1918, was the Robert Rhodes estate. Like many others once gracing Lake Avenue, this was Rhodes' 'country' home. Erecting an elegant wall at the street was a common practice for such estates. The wall seen near the park-entrance is a remnant of the estate-wall. If you look closely at the 'post' at the west end of the wall, you can discern "The Hickories," apparently the name Rhodes had given to his country home. [His house was built circa 1874, but it is difficult to determine if the wall was constructed at the same time.]

"The Hickories"