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The Changing Landscape of Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2006 The Prairie School of Landscape Design, Part One The post-Civil War era proved highly beneficial for Chicago. The city had become the most active railroad hub in the country and a center for industries such as meat-packing, lumber and milling, manufacturing of farm equipment […]

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Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 Of the many women who helped settle Winnetka, Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown exerted influence on many of our current institutions. Born in 1869, Dr. Barlow-Brown was a woman ahead of her time. Known primarily for founding the Winnetka Woman’s Club (WWC) in 1908, she was […]

Ann Hibbard Burnham Smith

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2001 Ann Hibbard Burnham Smith, born in her family’s log house on July 14, 1920, died August 27th in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was the last resident of the oldest standing structure in Cook County, the Schmidt-Burnham Log House. Mrs. Smith was the youngest of […]

Winnetka Fox Hunt

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2002 The sport of fox hunting has recently been in the spotlight in the United States and the United Kingdom. But did you know that Winnetkans participated in the sport in the early to mid-1900s? The Longmeadow Hounds, a foxhunt in Northbrook, was originally started […]

The Changing Landscape of Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2004 The Beginning What did the first residents of Winnetka find when they traveled north from Chicago and settled on the shores of Lake Michigan? This article begins a series of articles discussing the changing face of the landscape of the North Shore. What was […]

Elm Street Then and Now

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2004 <img src=”images/13t.jpg” class = “left” /> Much has changed in Winnetka over the past 100 years, as is revealed in these photographs of Elm Street, looking east from Chestnut. Notice the different street surfaces. Although macadam pavement of streets began in Winnetka in 1895, […]

“R” is for Ravines

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

“W” is for Women of Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2002 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

“X” is for Railroad Crossings: The “Big Ditch”

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2002 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

“Z” is for Zed – The End

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2003 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]