Tag Archives: Spring 1998

Abbott Pattison

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 What does a sculptor say when people claim that modern works are too difficult to understand? “It’s hard to explain,” responded Abbott Pattison, world-renowned sculptor and former Winnetka resident. In a recent telephone conversation with Pattison in Italy, he said, “Things are different now […]

767 Mount Pleasant Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 In architecture, as in popular culture, styles come and styles go. The Spanish Colonial Revival house at 767 Mt. Pleasant Road is an excellent example of how a single event can spark interest in a style. Mission architecture had long populated the southwestern United […]

Carleton W. Washburne School

Gazette Article by: Peg Hoskin, Ed.D. Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 The Carleton W. Washburne School was completed in 1969. At a ceremony on October 12th of that year, former school superintendent, Sidney P. Marland, Jr., dedicated the building to the memory of his colleague and friend, Carleton W. Washburne (1889–1968). Marland presented the […]

Gypsy Moths: Severe Threat to Winnetka’s Landscape

Gazette Article by: Chris Fullerton Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 White oaks, featured on Winnetka’s familiar brown and white village signs, are in jeopardy. These majestic trees, some centuries old, may soon fall prey to a tiny foe whose life lasts only one year: the gypsy moth. One of the most notorious enemies of […]

“L” is for Lloyd

Gazette Article by: Jan Tubergen Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 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 […]

The Winnetka Bank

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 The Village of Winnetka had no bank when M. K. Meyer acquired a safe for his general store in the late 1800s. After learning about the new safe, so many of Winnetka’s 1,000 residents prevailed upon Meyer to keep their important papers that he […]