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House of the Season: 990 Sheridan Road

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring 2019 By Laurie Peterson Suburban life isn’t for everyone, and it apparently didn’t suit John L. Shortall. Around 1905 he bought six acres of land bordering a ravine at 990 Sheridan Road and commissioned a large house from architect William Carbys Zimmerman. Despite the proximity to the Lakeside (now Hubbard […]

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Gala 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, who made “A Night at the Follies” a great success. We couldn’t do it without you! Peter & Jessie Butler Paige Dooley – Hudson Company Joan & Peter Evanich Nan & Wally Greenough Harry Grace & Ingrid Anderson Satter Foundation Helen & Paul Weaver The Bookstall at Chestnut Court […]

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House of the Season: 635 Maple

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring 2018 By Layla Danley In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Charles H. Thorne’s family was one of the most prominent in Chicago. Charles’ father, George, was the co-founder of Montgomery Ward along with Charles’ uncle Aaron Montgomery Ward. Charles and his brothers worked for the family business, and after […]

This beautifully renovated home at 644 Walden will be the site of the 2017 WHS Gala event Big Noise from Winnetka on June 10.

WHS Gala: “Big Noise” on a Quiet Street

By Laurie Petersen The theme of this year’s Winnetka Historical Society’s gala is “Big Noise from Winnetka,” inspired by the Big Band tune of that name. Music and merriment will fill the air at the beautiful home and garden of hosts Becky and Chris Hurley. Their remodeled house at 644 Walden Road, designed by Paul […]

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House of the Season: 660 Prospect Avenue

by Justine Hourihane Rounding the bend of Prospect Avenue, on an elevated parcel of land within walking distance to the lake and town, the Sturgis family saw the ideal location for their custom home to be designed by renowned architect William Otis. Originally from France, Charles Inches Sturgis started working as a clerk at the […]

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A Sheridan Road Soirée, WHS Gala 2014

The Winnetka Historical Society invites you to our annual gala: A Sheridan Road Soirée, at 400 Sheridan Rd. Winnetka, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:30PM. Featuring live music, cocktails, buffet dinner, and raffle items. Summer cocktail attire. Buy tickets: Individual tickets, $200 Silver Sponsorship (4 tickets), $1000 Gold Sponsorship (8 tickets), $2500 Platinum Sponsorship (12 tickets), […]

698 Blackthorn Lane

Gazette Article by: Susan Curry Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2006 The Henry T. Stanton House The site of this year (2006)’s Winnetka Historical Society Benefit Gala was a glamorous newcomer in the 1920s, built for a pillar of the Chicago business community and featured nationally in House and Garden magazine. If walls could speak, […]

Home Alone Event

<img src=”images/99t.jpg” class = “center” /> h3. Join us for a unique one-time only “Home Alone House” event celebrating the movie’s 20th anniversary. * The original homeowners will share stories about the making of the movie and provide time for questions * The house is on the market and they will be moving – along […]