Tag Archives: Hubbard Woods

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Before Forest Glen – The Dennehy Estate

By Tane Beecham Someone out for a stroll through Hubbard Woods in the early 1900s would have observed many new homes going up as the area became increasingly populated with family-sized houses on manageable lots. One would also have taken note of a very large 10-acre wooded plot of land on the north side of Tower […]

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 […]

Hubbard Woods School

Gazette Article by: Pat Woolson Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 When the Winnetka Board of Education was formed in 1891, it was plagued with several problems. Residents living at the north end of the village wanted another school built nearer Lakeside (now Hubbard Woods), because children had too far to walk to the center […]

A Tiny Oasis on Hubbard Place

Gazette Article by: Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 One of Winnetka’s least-known and most charming “pocket parks” is a small tract of native woodland on Hubbard Place just east of the Hubbard Woods train station, Dunbaugh Park. The park was dedicated to the memory of Franklin P. Dunbaugh (1930-1953), who grew up […]

The Hubbard Woods Ice Skating Studio

Gazette Article by: Shelley Galloway Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2006 Long before Winnetka opened its public ice rink on Hibbard Road, local skaters of all ages and abilities enjoyed an indoor, year-round ice skating facility in Hubbard Woods. It was located at 915 Linden Avenue (now Green Bay Road), a space formerly occupied by […]

Hubbard Woods: A “Lakeside” Community

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 The northeast section of Winnetka—Hubbard Woods—is named after one of the village’s founders and most prominent residents, Gilbert Hubbard. Born in Boston, Hubbard arrived in Chicago in 1849, when he and a partner started a ship chandlery business at 105 South Water Street. The […]

Family Services of Winnetka and Northfield

Family Services of Winnetka and Northfield: Providing help for 103 years Gazette Article by: Robert Mardirossian, Ph.D. – Executive Director Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield is proud of its historical roots. They illustrate the social consciousness that is a hallmark of local residents. In 1893 the nucleus of Family Service […]