06 May, 2010
An anonymous commenter posted this link [CLICK HERE] in January to the site HistoricAerials.com, on which you can view aerial photography from the 1930's onward. This allows you to see the progressing decline of Villa Turicum from 1939 until 1961. I find the 1961 photo so sad, as the estate is in obvious decay, and the horrible lakefront erosion has yet to take it's toll on the property. One fascinating aspect is that from 1939 to 1946 very little changes. None-the-less, of course the estate slowly disappears, and the unavoidable Turicum subdivision takes hold. (Make sure to check out the various tools offered; the dissolve function is fascinating, and the distance function in the survey tools will astound you.) Thank you so much to anonymous!