Tag Archives: Fall 1997

949 Fisher Lane

Gazette Article by: Susan Benjamin Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 One of the North Shore’s most avant garde homes, the Walter T. Fisher house, is located on a quiet, wooded lane in Winnetka. Aggressively modern, it preceded the 1932 Museum of Modern Art exhibition that introduced European modernism (later known as the International Style) […]

Hubbard Woods School

Gazette Article by: Pat Woolson Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 When the Winnetka Board of Education was formed in 1891, it was plagued with several problems. Residents living at the north end of the village wanted another school built nearer Lakeside (now Hubbard Woods), because children had too far to walk to the center […]

Is the Stern of the Lady Elgin Just Off Spruce Street?

Gazette Article by: Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 On a stormy September night 137 years ago, the sidewheel steamer Lady Elgin met her doom off the north shore of Chicago. She sank after being rammed by the schooner Augusta. Passengers and pieces of the ship were carried by wind and waves to […]

Winnetka Way: Sam Otis

Gazette Article by: Louise Holland Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. “Happy is he who grew up with a […]

Olive Beaupre Miller

Gazette Article by: Joan Evanich Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 Are you a “Bookhouse baby”? Thousands of Americans born in the first half of this century can enthusiastically answer, “Yes!” The publishing company, The Bookhouse for Children, was the brainchild of Winnetka resident, author, and editor Olive Beaupre Miller. She created a collection of […]

“J” is for Jungle Gym

Article is an Excerpt from a University of Chicago Master’s Thesis by Sheila Duran Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 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 […]