Tag Archives: Spring 2010

The last remaining Indian Trail Tree in Winnetka, now gone.

Trail Marker Trees — What’s Old is New

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 Have you ever thought about a Winnetka before navigation systems, MapQuest, street signs, paved roads, brick roads, dirt roads or any roads at all? When the area we call Winnetka had nothing but footpaths, how did the inhabitants know where to turn for medicinal plants, ceremonial sites or fresh […]

The Short, Heroic Life of Philip Comfort Starr

Gazette Article by: Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 Editor’s Note: Not all of Winnetka’s streets are named after trees. If you’ve ever wondered about the stories behind the familiar street names in Winnetka the following article takes us back to World War I, and is particularly timely in light of our upcoming […]

A Tiny Oasis on Hubbard Place

Gazette Article by: Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 One of Winnetka’s least-known and most charming “pocket parks” is a small tract of native woodland on Hubbard Place just east of the Hubbard Woods train station, Dunbaugh Park. The park was dedicated to the memory of Franklin P. Dunbaugh (1930-1953), who grew up […]

660 Pine Street

<img src=”images/58t.jpg” class = “left” /> Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 One of the most distinctive houses in Winnetka stands at 660 Pine Street. It started out as a 1905 Arts and Crafts design by highly regarded architect W.C. Zimmerman (this is documented in the December 3, 1904 issue […]

House of the Season: 660 Pine Street

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 The Weaver family has lived at 660 Pine Street for over 50 years. Everett P. “Tuck” Weaver remembers being attracted to the house as a perfect size for raising seven children. The family moved to Winnetka from Northbrook in 1960. One of the striking […]