Tag Archives: Fall/Winter 2008

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Up Against the Wall: A Brief History of Wilson Street

Gazette Article by: Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 For several years following the construction of the North Shore electric railway line in 1899, the present Wilson Street was an unpaved and unnamed alley running alongside the tracks. It was often impassible because of mud and debris, and was rarely, if ever, used […]

The Burnham Connection

Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 <img src=”images/18t.jpg” class = “left” /> Many visitors to the Schmidt-Burnham Log House wonder if there is a family connection to the architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham. Alfred Burnham, husband of artist Anita Willets Burnham, was a first cousin once removed of the famous architect and city planner. […]

Burnham Plan Centennial

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 One hundred years ago, Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett collaborated with the Commercial Club of Chicago to create a new plan for the greater Chicago region. Today the 1909 Plan of Chicago still shapes how we live. Best known for its comprehensive scope, the […]

Winnetka Way: David James

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 Last spring, former long-time Winnetka resident David James sat down for an interview with Brit Schneiders, then a junior at New Trier. For a history assignment, Brit needed to tape an interview with someone whose life experiences— in a political campaign, foreign service, a […]

Winnetka Preservation Awards

Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 In June the Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission named the winners of its 2008 Preservation Awards in three categories. The winner of the restoration award is the house at 72 Fox Lane, designed in the 1920s by S.S. Beman in the Spanish Revival style. Owners Drew and Alison McNally hired […]

Teens Contribute Time, Talent to Log House

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 <img src=”images/15.jpg” class = “left” /> Winnetka residents Charlie Nesler and Andrew Peters are shown with their unique contributions to Winnetka history and the Schmidt Burnham Log House.  Nesler crafted a set of four five-foot-long pine benches for use by groups visiting the Log […]

445 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Laurie Petersen Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008 House of the Season: 445 Sheridan Road Although known to most Winnetkans as the Clement Stone House for its long-time colorful owner, the property at 445 Sheridan Road has an intriguing history that predates his occupancy. Its Spanish Revival grandeur evokes the Roaring Twenties, […]