Tag Archives: Summer 2003


Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 Of the many women who helped settle Winnetka, Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown exerted influence on many of our current institutions. Born in 1869, Dr. Barlow-Brown was a woman ahead of her time. Known primarily for founding the Winnetka Woman’s Club (WWC) in 1908, she was […]

Boy Scout Troop 20

Gazette Article by: Rance Barber Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 Boy Scout Troop 20: 75 Years in Winnetka Troop 20 was started in November 1927 by 39-year-old Scoutmaster Robert Bowen Brown. Dubbed Troop 4 at the time, Troop 20 began with 22 scouts ages 12-14. Originally chartered by the Lions Club of Winnetka, Troop […]

5 Indian Hill Road

Gazette Article by: Joan Evanich Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 House of the Season: 5 Indian Hill Road First known as “Wynwyd Estate,” the house at 5 Indian Hill Road was designed in 1922 by noted California architect and AIA Fellow Reginald D. Johnson. Early in his career, MIT graduate Johnson was known primarily […]

History of the 559 Oak Area

Gazette Article by: David Shelby Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 Winnetka Real Estate Development: History of the 559 Oak Area Alexander McDaniel was one of Winnetka’s first land developers. In summer 1836, he came to Chicago as a young man from a Mohawk Valley farm in New York and traveled north to look at […]

“Y” is for Youth

Gazette Article by: John T. Thomas Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 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 […]