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Winnetka Real Estate Flier, 1889

In 1889, realtor E. Percy Maynard proclaimed Winnetka “the finest suburb in Cook County” and offered lots for sale for as low as $150.

For the first time, Winnetka became a suburb lauded for its beauty and accessibility. Maynard highlighted the newly forged Sheridan Road and improved railroad connections as commuter routes to Chicago. The village was growing into a serene suburban setting with fresh air, a healthy environment, and land for the taking.

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