Tag Archives: Winnetka History A to Z

“N” is for Neighborhood Circles

Gazette Article by: Chris Fullerton Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1998 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 […]

William Otis, c. 1890

“O” is for Otis

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998 One of Winnetka’s first resident architects, William A. Otis designed a number of exceptional houses and two special public buildings: Christ Church on the hill and Greeley School. Christ Church, built in 1905, may be Winnetka’s most beautiful building. Sensitively tucked into its sloping […]

“S” is for Scouting

Gazette Article by: Susan Shabica Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2000 They are visible in the Village several times a year—in full uniform for parades on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, and out of uniform cleaning up the Green Bay Trail, celebrating in costumes on World Friendship Day, helping out at the North […]