Harvester Place Memory Care resident shares grandfather's greatest invention

  • Steve Lambert (second from left) shared his 1908 Lambert roadster with his friends at Harvester Place.  Pictured from left to right: Jen Saxton (daughter), Steve Lambert, Eden Saxton (granddaughter) Chad McDade (mechanic).

    Steve Lambert (second from left) shared his 1908 Lambert roadster with his friends at Harvester Place. Pictured from left to right: Jen Saxton (daughter), Steve Lambert, Eden Saxton (granddaughter) Chad McDade (mechanic). Courtesy of Harvester Place

 
 
Updated 8/8/2022 9:27 AM

For 69-year-old Steve Lambert, a red antique car might be the ticket to time travel. The Harvester Place Anthem Memory care resident shared his grandfather's invention with his friends at the community located at 150 S. Frontage Road, Burr Ridge.

Lambert's grandfather John Lambert built America's first gasoline powered car in 1890, and is credited with over 600 patents in his lifetime. The antique roadster that came to Harvester Place was built in 1908.

 

"This was a chance for Steve to reminisce and share this unique family heirloom with his friends at the community," said Danyanique Huges, life engagement director for Harvester Place. "Many of our residents are car enthusiasts, and they enjoyed this bit of history."

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Anthem's core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah and Washington. The company's website is AnthemMemoryCare.com.