Tag Archives: Winter 1999

O. C. Simonds

Gazette Article by: Barbara Geiger, M.A.L.A. Appeared in Gazette: Winter 1999 Master Landscape Gardeners Help Shape Winnetka Master designer O. C. Simonds was the creator of such legendary landscapes as Graceland Cemetery and the extension of Lincoln Park in Chicago. He and his associate, Hubbard Woods native J. Roy West, were active along the North […]

864 Boal Parkway

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 Boal Parkway’s First House “Getting there is half the fun.” So goes The impressive white brick residence at 864 Boal Parkway, built in 1936, was the first house constructed when Boal Parkway was originally dedicated. Boal Parkway was platted in 1926 for prominent Winnetkan […]

Winnetka Presbyterian Church

Gazette Article by: Dee Nahigian Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 The next millennium should see a phased building program at Winnetka Presbyterian Church. Less than 50 years old, the church at the corner of Willow and Hibbard Roads will begin groundbreaking next summer. Plans for the first phase include a Christian Life Center, covered […]

Winnetka Public School Nursery

Gazette Article by: Mary Bell Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 In 1926, when Henry Ford was still making parts for the Model T and Charles Lindbergh had yet to fly solo across the Atlantic, two educational pioneers, Dr. Carleton W. Washburne, superintendent of the Winnetka Public Schools, and Rose Alschuler, a national leader in […]

“R” is for Ravines

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 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 […]

Stable Beaches in Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Charles W. Shabica, Ph.D. and Dana Vale Shabica Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 How to Pay for Them In the last three issues of the Gazette, the history and development of the Winnetka lakefront were presented in the context of regional coastal evolution. Scientists and engineers have shown that, unlike the […]

Winnetka Way: Jim McFadzean

Gazette Article by: Joan Peck Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 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. When asked to write this column, I remembered […]