Tag Archives: Summer 1999

Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School

Gazette Article by: Pamela Riddle Marzec Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 On September 20, 1939, the doors to Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School opened for the first time. Monsigneur Thomas J. Burke and nine Dominican Sisters from Sinsinawa, Wisconsin welcomed the 98 new students. From the beginning, traditional approaches to education gave way […]

Winnetka Covenant Church

Gazette Article by: Arlyne Anderson Garrison Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 Winnetka Covenant Church evolved from a small group of people in 1927 under the leadership of the Reverend A. Ernest Rohrbach. Swedish immigrants working as maids, cooks, gardeners and chauffeurs in wealthy North Shore homes comprised most of the group. Because Sunday work […]

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“Q” is for Quincy Lamartine Dowd

Gazette Article by: Chris Fullerton Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 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 […]

Burnham Log House: 170 Years of Living

Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 Society to preserve Cook County’s oldest building The Winnetka Historical Society has been given the unique opportunity to preserve and share with the community the Burnham log house – considered to be the oldest building in Cook County. Thanks to the generosity of the Burnham family, the Society has […]

Winnetka Way: An Authentic Winnetka Experience

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 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 earliest childhood shopping memory is of Marilyn […]

Winnetka’s Changing Lakeshore

Gazette Article by: Charles W. Shabica, Ph.D. Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 100 year battle with beach erosion One hundred years ago, shipping on the Great Lakes was the primary mode of interstate transportation in the Midwest. On the North Shore, sailing vessels carrying passengers, coal, lumber, and even Christmas trees routinely put in […]

Volunteer of Distinction: Penny Kohlmeyer

Gazette Article by: Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 If you strive for excellence – with talent, intelligence and a lot of hard work, you may achieve your goal. For the past six years Penny Kohlmeyer has exemplified excellence as editor of the Winnetka Historical Society Gazette. It is with regret that we […]

Research-Restoration-Rehabilitation

Gazette Article by: Penny Kohlmeyer Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 The Three R’s of Old House Ownership On March 14, 1999 a program was presented by the Winnetka Historical Society. It was offered in response to frequent requests from Winnetka residents for information on researching, restoring and rehabbing their houses. Nan Greenough, former Chair […]

Winnetka Way: Father Tom Ventura

Gazette Article by: Father Tom Ventura Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 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. Glancing at my name tag, the man […]

Anita Willets Burnham

Gazette Article by: Robyn DeKoven Grossberg Appeared in the Gazette: June 1999 “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” With that gently defiant introduction, Anita Willets-Burnham sweeps her readers away on a whirlwind journey through the pages of her family’s travelogue in book form, Round the World on a Penny. First published […]