The history of Dover Bay Park in eastern Bay Village

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  • An artist's rendering of Dover Bay Park shows the large clubhouse, pavilion and cottages along the east drive.

  • This undated photo of Dover Bay Park shows, from left, the Gant farmhouse, Hughes cottage, Herrick cottage, Dodge cottage and pavilion.

  • Washington Lawrence built this clapboard house for his family in the early 1880s. Later, when his brick mansion was completed, this building became the clubhouse for Dover Bay Park. The Phinney farmhouse was moved to the south side of Lake Road and the James family, one of the daughters, lived in it.

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