Anyone know anything about the "Lake" that gave Lakeshore Drive it's name. I presume it was created by damming Shades Creek, but I have no idea when. --Dystopos 19:20, 22 September 2006 (PDT)
- That is what I've been told, but I have no written sources, so I didn't include it. I've used the various topographic and road maps to try to narrow it down. It was definitely before 1959 and after 1913. The 1922 road map looks like there's a small dam on the creek on the east side of Columbiana Rd. and Lakeshore isn't shown, but possibly it wasn't considered a "major enough" road to do so. (Seems unlikely.) The 1927 road maps isn't particularly helpful on the lake, but Lakeshore does seem to be present.
- Ooh, look at the 1930 road map! We have Edgewood Lake! And a road that is probably Lakeshore! Unfortunately, there aren't any more maps after this, so we don't know precisely when the dam was removed. --Lkseitz 23:35, 22 September 2006 (PDT)
- Good clue, with the name. There's a postcard here showing the cloverleaf at Lakeshore and 31 with a sign pointing to Edgewood Lake. And... I have it. Stay tuned for Edgewood Lake. --Dystopos 08:34, 23 September 2006 (PDT)
The topographic maps I've been looking at all show it as "Griffin Brook" (which you can see I've already added an entry for). There was a B'ham Weekly article about Rosedale that called Griffin Creek. Are there any additional sources we can consult? --Lkseitz 10:00, 23 September 2006 (PDT)