Tag Archives: Barbara Sholl

Winnetka plan map

1921 Plan of Winnetka: A Living Model for Village Development

Gazette Article by Barbara Sholl, Winter 1996 Updated 2022 In 1917 a 63-member Plan Commission was appointed by the Winnetka Village Council to study and make suggestions for a comprehensive plan of village development. The “Report of the Commission,” printed in 1921, was prepared by Edward H. Bennett of Chicago, a prominent figure in the field […]

Arrowheads discovered near the present-day Indian Hill Club.

Indian Hill: History and Legend

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995 The name “Indian Hill” refers to the southeast corner of the village, reminding us of Winnetka’s earliest residents. Church Road, a “high” road which follows an ancient sand ridge deposited during the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago, runs through the area. Today known […]

10,000-year-old Native American presence revealed

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1995 Common images of archaeological finds include golden treasures of the tombs of Egypt or intricately carved temple ruins hidden by jungle growth in Central America. Although these discoveries are exciting and newsworthy, hundreds of archaeological sites right here in Illinois are being mapped, excavated, […]

Postcard of the original Sacred Heart Catholic Church building, c. 1907.

Sacred Heart Church Restored

Gazette Article by Barbara Sholl, Fall 1994 Updated November 17, 2021 In 1897, four lots at the corner of Tower and Burr in Winnetka were purchased for $1,000 to establish a Catholic congregation for 1,500 residents of Winnetka, Glencoe, Lakeside (now Hubbard Woods) and the farms located in what are now the communities of Northfield […]