Tag Archives: Spring 1999

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 […]

Margaret B. Burrows

Gazette Article by: Chris Fullerton Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 “Volunteer.” At the Winnetka Historical Society that term applies to many people who contribute to the organization’s mission. However, one volunteer —Margaret B. (Pat) Burrows—is unequaled in her dedication and long-standing commitment to the Society and its museum. A member of the Society since […]

232 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 Winnetka’s Italian Villas In 1926 building permits were issued to Leah White for five houses to be constructed in the “Winnetka Villas” subdivision on Sheridan Road. It is a fitting name for these unique Italian-styled buildings. Located along the North Shore’s most scenic thoroughfare, […]

“P” is for Power Plant

Gazette Article by: Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 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 […]

Winnetka’s Geological History

Gazette Article by: Charles W. Shabica, Ph.D. Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 *Tracing Our Changing Lakeshore* During the past 14,500 years as the Laurentide ice sheet receded from the Great Lakes Basin, the surface of Lake Michigan fluctuated between 45 feet higher and 200 feet lower than today. These extremes were caused by glacial […]