Tag Archives: Herman Menzel

Herman Menzel, Winnetka Municipal Water Plant, c.1963

Herman and Willa Menzel

  By Barbara Joyce for the Gazette, Winter 1996 Updated July 2022 It was an unconventional relationship. He stayed home, she commuted to the city. He painted, cooked, gardened, and helped with their child. She took the 8:20 a.m. train to her job as an art designer on State Street and paid the bills. He […]

270 Scott Avenue

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 House of the Season: An American Gothic in Winnetka A picturesque Victorian Gothic at 270 Scott Avenue is a reminder of life in Winnetka in the late 1800s before the village became a commuter suburb. A pastoral, rural atmosphere prevailed—a wonderful setting for an […]