Tag Archives: Utilities

“P” is for Power Plant

Gazette Article by: Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1999 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 […]

“U” is for Underground

Gazette Article by: Phil Hoza Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2001 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 […]

History of Winnetka’s Telephone Service

Gazette Article by: Richard L. Mathias Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2002 Telephone service in Winnetka has a long and interesting history. In 1885, 32 years after Mr. And Mrs. Charles E. Peck settled in the area which later became the Village of Winnetka, the Chicago Telephone Directory showed that telephone service was available at […]

Champs for Amps: The History of Winnetka Power

Gazette Article by Helen Weaver Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2011 While many of our friends and neighbors in Northfield, Glencoe, and Wilmette were clearing out their freezers and running long extension cords through their neighbors’ yards for days after this summer’s destructive storms in June and July, no one in Winnetka went more than […]