Drive through Highlands today, and you'll see historic changes taking place. Many of the original ramblers have been torn down and replaced by new construction. That's why I'm grateful to former and current residents who have donated artifacts that document the period in Edina history that will soon be lost to redevelopment.
After seeing the original real estate brochure for Highlands in our exhibit, Paul Trautman and his sister Jean offered to send photos of their family home at 5245 Lochloy built in 1952 by their parents Lucius and Jean Trautman. The home is a perfect example of what the brochure touted as the "trend home" for modern living.
Do you have Edina home photos to share? In addition to the Trautman house, we featured Alden Drive photos from the Parsons family here. We'd love to feature your home as well. Email me or call the museum at 612-928-4577 to find out how.
- For more on the artificial limb industry history, see MNopedia article. A photo of Lucius Trautman (at left in photo) is also featured.
- "Edina on the Map" runs through the end of the year. Visit us during regular museum hours or set up a free program for your neighborhood.
- The Trautmans are writing a memoir about their father. If you have information about Trautman, especially his Edina civic activities like serving on the Edina High School PTA, please email me or call the museum at 612-928-4577.