Tag Archives: Jane Lord

V-J Day

V-J Day Memories

V-J Day Memories: Where were you when? Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 As the 50th anniversary of V-J Day approaches, some Winnetka residents recall their wartime experiences and where they were on August 14, 1945. Bob Woolson was stationed on Guam as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Air […]

The Edward A. Anderson Company

Four Generations Building Traditions Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 Probably no one knows the homes in the village as well as the Edward A. Anderson Company. The Winnetka contractor has built and remodeled Winnetka residences for four generations. The firm’s founder, Edward Anderson, learned construction while living in California […]

Matchbook from Runnfeldt & Belmont Service Station, WHS Object ID 1996.2016

Runnfeldt and Belmont

Sad Loss of a Full-service Station Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 It was 1933, the middle of the Great Depression, when Gene Belmont graduated from New Trier and began working full time for Braun Brothers Service Station at 475 Chestnut Street. The gas he pumped into customer’s Duesenbergs, Stutz […]

Caroline Thomas Harnsberger

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 A Winnetka resident for more than 50 years, she wore numerous hats—musician, anthologist, writer, lecturer, Mark Twain authority, painter, golfer, and music shop owner. Harnsberger was born in 1902 and grew up in Broadview, Ohio, on the outskirts of Columbus. A talented violinist, she […]

Clarence Belden Randall

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998 “I saw history in the making. I knew intimately the men who carried the destiny of our country in their hands during times of great crisis, heard the temper of their speech, and watched their minds and wills at work.” These are the words […]

Don McNeill

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 He was “The Man Who Came to Breakfast.” For 35 years millions joined him five days a week, laughed at and with him, sang and prayed with him, and marched around the breakfast table at 15-minute intervals. Don McNeill, a Winnetka resident for more […]

Louis Wendlin Sauer

Gazette Article by:Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1998 Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was the greatest killer of infants in the United States before a Winnetka pediatrician developed a vaccine to prevent the contagious respiratory infection. The pediatrician was Louis Wendlin Sauer. Born in Cincinnati in 1885, Sauer studied medicine at the […]

Max Meyer

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1997 Max Meyer: Civic Leader and Winnetka’s First Banker Few would have forecast in 1875 that 13-year-old Max Meyer, chore boy at Robert Moth’s general store, was destined to become one of Winnetka’s most outstanding business and civic leaders. The Meyer family immigrated from Putbus, […]

“H” is for William Gold Hibbard

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 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 moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

Eckart’s Hardware: Village’s oldest family business

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 Three generations of Eckarts have made nuts and bolts their business in the east Elm Street hardware store that bears their name. It is Winnetka’s oldest continuing retailer. In 1881 founder Julius Frederick Eckart came to Chicago from Germany. Trained to do frescos, he […]