Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1994
In 1897 four lots at the corner of Tower and Burr in Winnetka were purchased for $1,000 to establish a Catholic congregation for 1500 residents of Winnetka, Glencoe, Lakeside and the farms located in what are now the communities of Northfield and Northbrook. Sacred Heart Church was completed just in time for the celebration of Christmas Mass that year.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=322 · Nov 25, 22:23
Gazette Article by: Linda Corwin
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1994
A wayside tavern for the weary pioneers on their long trek from New York to Wisconsin became Winnetka’s first church, Christ Church. When John and Susannah Garland and their eight children reached the Patterson Tavern in 1847, en route from the East to the wilds of Wisconsin, they stayed overnight for a rest. Awakening to the enchantment of the woods and ravines here, they decided to settle in what is now Winnetka.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=319 · Nov 25, 22:05
Gazette Article by: Father Tom Ventura
Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999
Glancing at my name tag, the man raised an eyebrow and said, “Oh, you’re at Saints Faith, Hope and Cadillac. How can you save your soul working with all those cake-eaters on the North Shore?”
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=239 · Apr 30, 14:28
Gazette Article by: Dee Nahigian
Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999
The next millennium should see a phased building program at Winnetka Presbyterian Church. Less than 50 years old, the church at the corner of Willow and Hibbard Roads will begin groundbreaking next summer.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=157 · Dec 23, 13:42
Gazette Article by: Arlyne Anderson Garrison
Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999
Winnetka Covenant Church evolved from a small group of people in 1927 under the leadership of the Reverend A. Ernest Rohrbach. Swedish immigrants working as maids, cooks, gardeners and chauffeurs in wealthy North Shore homes comprised most of the group.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=156 · Dec 23, 13:39
Gazette Article by: Carol Erickson
Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1998
More than 97 years ago a small group of Swedish-American young people met regularly for Bible study and fellowship in rooms above an empty store at Maple Street and Willow Road. Among their leaders were brothers Gustav and Eric Nelson, owners of the Nelson Laundry—now the well-known Laundry Mall on Chestnut Street.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=155 · Dec 23, 13:36
Gazette Article by: Steve Vincent
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2001
The Lake Shore Unitarian Society, which meets Sundays at the Winnetka Community House, has proud roots in Winnetka’s past. Many of our earliest community leaders were Unitarians including Charles Peck, named “the founder of Winnetka.”
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=153 · Dec 23, 13:17
Gazette Article by: Malachi Flanagan, M.D.
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1998
Founded in 1936, Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Parish was named in honor of three young girls who were martyred in Rome early in the second century.
The late Cardinal George Mundelein purchased a 3.5-acre lot at the corner of Linden Street, Hill Road, and Ridge Avenue from the Alles family, who had owned the property since 1838.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=150 · Dec 23, 13:07
Gazette Article by: Field Beam
Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998
In April 1924, 75 Christian Scientists founded First Church of Christ, Scientist in Winnetka—today one of about 2,300 Christian Science churches throughout the world.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=146 · Dec 23, 12:51
Gazette Article by: Rabbi Robert J. Marx
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2000
Hakafa—the name means circle. The Hakafa community thinks of itself in this way– as a circle in which members support and help one another in acts of worship and study, service and love.
In 1983, several families approached me about creating a new kind of congregation– one that would emphasize study and worship in a unique way.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=145 · Dec 23, 12:48