Stone Harbor History

WeberCourtThe Stone Harbor Museum newsletter arrived the other day- featuring an article on the Bungalow Colony.  Today, we refer to those streets as “the Courts”- Bower, Weber, and Stone Court.

The charming cottages were built in the early 1900’s; with total living space of less than 500 square feet!

I have a personal connection with the cottages:

My father passed away in 1993.  Several years later to acknowledge his birthday, my mother gave my sisters and me each a check.  She said it was a gift from our dad, and we should do something special for ourselves.  I held on to the check for months- waiting for just the right reason to cash it.

Later that year, I was showing a basic cottage on Weber Court that was new on the sale market.  My customers were overwhelmed with the amount of work needed, but I saw great potential.  My father’s gift became the initial deposit check on a contract to purchase!  My husband and I renovated the cottage, and eventually sold it in 2002 before purchasing our current location.

After we built our new home, my mother gave me the attached photo.  It’s my father’s family on vacation in Stone Harbor…in a cottage…on Weber Court.  My father used to talk about his childhood summers in Stone Harbor in a small house, but I had no idea of the location until I looked closely at the photo (addresses on the Court are a unique combination of a letter and number).

From my house, I can see the cottage pictured.  I love the idea that the “7 year old version of my father” and I share the same beach.  And, I am sure he is pleased with how I spent my “gift”  🙂

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