Tag Archives: Summer 1996

Matchbook from Runnfeldt & Belmont Service Station, WHS Object ID 1996.2016

Runnfeldt and Belmont

Sad Loss of a Full-service Station Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 It was 1933, the middle of the Great Depression, when Gene Belmont graduated from New Trier and began working full time for Braun Brothers Service Station at 475 Chestnut Street. The gas he pumped into customer’s Duesenbergs, Stutz […]

“E” is for Elm Street

Gazette Article by: Jan Tubergen Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

Zebra Mussels in Lake Michigan

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 The water at the beach has become so clear that bathers can wade in up to their necks and, looking down, still count their toes. To the delight of swimmers, Lake Michigan is cleaner now than at any time in this century. But biologists […]

Architecture of Winnetka’s Golf Course

Gazette Article by: Rob Meeske Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 This article was submitted by Rob Meeske, a young resident of Winnetka, who was a member of the New Trier Golf Team and worked at the Winnetka course for eight years while attending high school and college. The Winnetka public golf course has a […]

WPA Mural at Skokie School

Gazette Article by: Juanita Nicholson Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 The Skokie School is the location of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural that was never displayed because the 1934 School Board deemed it “communistic in character… sinister and threatening.” According to a school paper he wrote in 1982, Peter Wittleder—then a Washburne student—reported […]

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 […]