Tag Archives: Jared Gage

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 […]

The Former Gage house, 1175 Whitebridge Hill, Winnetka, WHS Object ID 3321.21

House of the Season: Two Faces of an Historic House

Gazette Article by: Joan Peck Have you ever wondered where Gage Street got its name?  It came from one of Winnetka’s first settlers, Jared Gage.  He moved from New York State to Chicago, where he operated the first steam flour mill.  Later he went into banking with his nephew, John C. Haines, who became mayor […]

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 […]