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Gazette Article by: Jan Tubergen
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998
Henry Demarest Lloyd was a well-known writer and reform advocate of the late 19th century whose theories of democratic self-governance and social welfare left a lasting mark on Winnetka’s village structure and civic life.
The Winnetka Historical Society’s current exhibit: Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka: 1890-1920 examines the transformation of a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb.
Running parallel to these changes were severe social dislocations across the country as impoverished populations, from here and abroad, flooded cities in search of the economic opportunity offered by factory jobs. The consequent overcrowding of neighborhoods, outstripping urban infrastructure, led to disease, deeper poverty and social unrest.
This was a time when Americans recognized the need to fix problems created by urbanization and industrialization….
Gazette Article by: Laurie Petersen
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011
Our “House of the Season” is full of ironies! It actually has the word “House” in its name, yet no one ever lived there; it was a special place to many Winnetka teens and adults, yet the memories have more to do with the old fashioned comfort food and less to do with the building; and, although it is one of the last of its kind, few people in Winnetka are aware of that.
Gazette Article by: Helen Weaver
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012
Winnetka’s most recent Olympic hero is Conor Dwyer, who won a gold medal as part of the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay team at the 2012 Olympics in London. How many other Winnetka Olympians can you name? It may surprise you to learn that Winnetka and New Trier High School can lay claim to twenty other Olympic athletes since 1920. Some of these Olympians were New Trier students (including some from our neighboring villages) and others moved to Winnetka after their competitive days were over. Some still live here while others only lived in Winnetka for a few years.