On a warm spring day in 2009, Bill and Connie Glasenapp humbly purchased a home closer to their family. Before purchasing the property, the two appreciated and enjoyed the historical background of the home and village. In recent years, Medina residents such as the Glasenapp’s at 269 Rustic Rook, have realized the diamond in the ruff that is The Village of Chippewa Lake, as well as the beauty and deep history of the homes the community contains. The Glasenapp’s home was built in 1929, after a man named Oscar Townsend developed a prosperous vacation spot, Chippewa Lake Park, in the 1880s. The lake provided job opportunities for many different people when the amusement park opened as well as providing entertainment for families. Once used as a home for rent to amusement park attendees, the Industrial Revolution, opening of Cedar Point, and the lack of major highways near the spot contributed to the park’s downfall and eventual closing in 1978, and changed the home and surrounding others into abandoned run down dwellings.