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.
No Malaria Here!, narrated by Sarah Baumann