Tag Archives: Harold Ickes

From left to right: D.B. Littrell, Major G.E. Cook, E.J. Lundin, Hon. H.L. Ickes, C.G. Sauers, H.W. Snell, Photo taken at National Park Service Headquarters, Camp Skokie Valley, Spril 3, 1938, on occasion of the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. WHS Object 1976.59.28 (© all rights reserved)

“Honest” Harold Ickes

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2003 What do Theodore Roosevelt, Jane Addams, the Skokie Lagoons, Marian Anderson, the Key West Highway, and Winnetka’s railroad tracks all have in common? Distinguished Winnetkan Harold LeClaire Ickes is the link. He was born near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on March 15, 1874. After his mother’s […]

Anna Wilmarth Ickes and Harold L. Ickes

Harold L. Ickes, Winnetka’s Own Curmudgeon

Gazette Article by: Claudia Norris Kapnick Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 The dictionary defines a curmudgeon as a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old person. Although some Winnetkans may aspire to such a title, one actually lived here and publicly declared himself as such. This figure is none other than Harold L. Ickes, political reformer […]

900 Private Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 House of the Season: Private Estate for Prominent Public Servant Approaching Hubbard Woods via Sheridan Road in 1916, you would have passed by a “private road” leading to a “country estate” tucked away in the woods. Today the former home of Harold L. Ickes […]