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915 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996   Edgecliff’s Enduring Elegance One of Winnetka’s architectural gems can be glimpsed beyond its imposing Sheridan Road gatehouses. Known as Edgecliff, 915 Sheridan Road was designed by architect Samuel Marx for Max Epstein. Completed in 1930, the house couples a classic French design with […]

Marion Mahony Griffin

The following article is paraphrased from a paper prepared for The Contemporary Club of Chicago, delivered by John K. Notz, Jr., April 26, 2002. Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2004 Hometown Hall of Famer: Marion Mahony Griffin Marion Mahony Griffin was born in early 1871 in Chicago, where her father (a Chicago school principal), mother […]

175 Chestnut Street

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2001 House of the Season: Becoming A Seyfarth Sleuth Of the architects practicing along the North Shore in the first half of the 20th century there is one whose work is easily recognizable. Robert Seyfarth’s homes reflect a strong sense of proportion and light applied […]

232 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 Winnetka’s Italian Villas In 1926 building permits were issued to Leah White for five houses to be constructed in the “Winnetka Villas” subdivision on Sheridan Road. It is a fitting name for these unique Italian-styled buildings. Located along the North Shore’s most scenic thoroughfare, […]

909 Mount Pleasant Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2001 Local Architect Leaves Large Legacy Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac, 909 Mt. Pleasant stands as one of Edwin Clark’s premier residential designs — and not surprisingly, since he designed it in 1926 to be his own residence. Although best […]

A Unique Architectural Gem in Forest Glen

Gazette Article by: Susan Curry Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2004 Winnetkans will tell you that their Village is special, but the neighbors in Forest Glen feel they live at the heart of the matter. Every good thing about Winnetka seems magnified in this private, leafy enclave. Occupants will point with pride to the diversity […]


First Church of Christ, Scientist

Gazette Article by: Field Beam Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998 In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy founded Christian Science while she was healing after a serious accident. She used only prayer and biblical inspiration during her recovery. Several years later she wrote and published the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the […]

Dwight and Larry Perkins: Architects for Winnetka’s Schools

Gazette Article by: Connie Heaton Goddard Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1999 That Crow Island School, with its slender chimney and off-center clock, draws attention from students of architecture worldwide is well-known. Of equal renown were the father and son pair of architects who were chiefly responsible for the school’s distinguished design and compatibility with […]

140 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Laurie Petersen Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2009 *House of the Season: The Felix Lowy House* <img src=”images/36t.jpg” class = “left” />Designed by Mayo and Mayo in 1925, the Felix Lowy House at 140 Sheridan Road is one of Winnetka’s most formal examples of the popular Tudor Revival style. The design takes […]

Winnetka’s First Real Estate Boom a Bust

Article by Frank A. Windes, Winnetka Village Engineer Reprinted from the Winnetka Talk, March 8, 1930 Appeared in Gazette: Spring 1994 As we sit here in modern-day Winnetka concerned with such issues as real estate taxes, property values, schools, lakefront erosion, recycling, and changes in our refuse-collection service, it is interesting to reminisce about how […]