The gardening tradition is deeply rooted in the Dahlkemper Family. This is a photo of the Eckerd house on South Shore Drive from the mid-1930s where Christ Dahlkemper was the groundskeeper. J. Milton Eckerd, who founded the Eckerd Drug Stores, lived here and thought highly of Gramps, and gave him a car so he could get back and forth to work rather than walk from 26th and Cherry. The photo was taken about the year my dad, Chuck, was born.
We have helped to maintain the look of this home at 1830 South Shore Drive, home of Atty. Jim and Jamie Antoun. A major landscape renovation was implemented in the late 80s, separating the shared driveway, renovating the walkway and planting beds. The classic look of this property has been well maintained by the current owners. The tradition continues.