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Winnetka Way: Barbara Joyce

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 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. Dancing the Watusi…No Necking In the days when […]

Eckart’s Hardware: Village’s oldest family business

Eckart’s Hardware: Village’s oldest family business

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 Three generations of Eckarts have made nuts and bolts their business in the east Elm Street hardware store that bears their name. It is Winnetka’s oldest continuing retailer. In 1881 founder Julius Frederick Eckart came to Chicago from Germany. Trained to do frescos, he […]

Sacred Heart Church Restored

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1994 In 1897 four lots at the corner of Tower and Burr in Winnetka were purchased for $1,000 to establish a Catholic congregation for 1500 residents of Winnetka, Glencoe, Lakeside and the farms located in what are now the communities of Northfield and Northbrook. Sacred […]

Wheels Around Winnetka

Article by Frank A. Windes, Winnetka Village Engineer Reprinted from the Winnetka Talk, March 8, 1930 Appeared in Gazette: Summer 1994 These warm summer days are perfect for cycling along Village streets and paths.  As we enjoy this season and the freedom our bicycles provide, think about what it must have been like cycling here […]

Winnetka Way: Herb Timm

Gazette Article by: Herb Timm Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1994 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. Cooler by the Lake On one August afternoon […]

Winnetka Way: Mike Leonard

Gazette Article by: Mike Leonard Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1994 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. The smell of burning leaves drifted through the […]