Tag Archives: Summer 1995

V-J Day

V-J Day Memories

V-J Day Memories: Where were you when? Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 As the 50th anniversary of V-J Day approaches, some Winnetka residents recall their wartime experiences and where they were on August 14, 1945. Bob Woolson was stationed on Guam as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Air […]

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 […]

“A” is for Academy Hall

Gazette Article by Trish Early, Summer 1995 In the late 1860’s a group of Winnetkans met to discuss the interests of higher education in the community. As a result Academy Hall and an accompanying dormitory were built in 1870. Initially the University of Chicago agreed to lease and maintain the buildings and provide a non-sectarian school […]

Lake Michigan Mysteries

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Local Expert Searches for Understanding How many Winnetkans, walking along the shores of local beaches, know the following facts about Lake Michigan? – There is an “underground forest” of oak, ash and hickory tree stumps submerged 15 miles off Chicago’s coast. – The lake […]

Mapping Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Jack Monckton, Proprietor of J.T. Monckton, Ltd. Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Each of us has a mental map that we use in our everyday life. Whether going to church, school, shopping or visiting, we use it to plan our trip. No two of us have the same mental map of […]

Cartoonist Joe Parrish

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Most people work for a living and, if they’re lucky, pursue hobbies in their free time. Joe Parrish, former political cartoonist and creature of the “Nature Notes” series for the Chicago Tribune, was one of the fortunate few who was able to pursue his […]

Illuminating the Past

Article by Frank A. Windes, Winnetka Village Engineer Reprinted from an article published in the Winnetka Talk, March 8, 1930 Appeared in Gazette: Summer 1995 With the coming of summer, we all appreciate extended hours of daylight. Over 100 years ago longer days were even more welcome because… “There were no street lights in the […]