Tag Archives: Summer 1997

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 […]

Ivan Albright

Portrayer of Darkness and Decay Gazette Article by:Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 Longtime Winnetka residents may remember the large log cabin that once stood at 1258 Scott Avenue. The scale and style of this house stood apart from the stucco, brick, and frame homes of the neighborhood. In a similar way, the […]

270 Scott Avenue

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 House of the Season: An American Gothic in Winnetka A picturesque Victorian Gothic at 270 Scott Avenue is a reminder of life in Winnetka in the late 1800s before the village became a commuter suburb. A pastoral, rural atmosphere prevailed—a wonderful setting for an […]

Garlic Mustard

Gazette Article by: Cynthia Gehrie Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 Have you noticed a knee-high plant with tiny white flowers at the top of a leafy stalk? Look closely. The leaf is shaped like a heart; its edge is ruffled. On the mature plant, many stems branch from the base of a single, deep […]

“I” is for Improvement Society

Gazette Article by: Terry Piet Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 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 […]

Winnetka Way: Boyhood Memories

Gazette Article by: Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. My parents moved to Winnetka 75 […]

Society Celebrates 65 Years

Gazette Article by Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 Sixty-five years ago, in 1932, Dr. James O. Ely invited a small group of Winnetka “old-timers” to organize the Winnetka Historical Society. The group—whose annual dues were $1.00 per year per family—attracted immediate interest. According to founding member Frank Windes, membership was open to […]