From 1875 to 1918 the area in and around Silver Lake was not a residential community but was utilized as the site of the extensive and successful amusement park.

When Silver Lake Park operations ceased, the owners of the real estate created a residential subdivision known as Silver Lake Estates. The original owners/developers created a Trust in 1920 and conveyed into this Trust certain real estate holdings comprised of Silver Lake, most of its adjacent shoreline, Silver Lake Estates Park and other real property. The Trust appointed five individuals to serve as the Silver Lake Estates Board of Trustees and set forth the terms and conditions for the management of Trust property.

The deed for your home will indicate if it is part of the Silver Lake Estates portion of Silver Lake Village. If your residence is located within Silver Lake Estates you should be made aware of certain privileges and responsibilities you have as a residential property owner.

Silver Lake Park, 1909