Tag Archives: Winter 1996

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915 Sheridan Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996   Edgecliff’s Enduring Elegance One of Winnetka’s architectural gems can be glimpsed beyond its imposing Sheridan Road gatehouses. Known as Edgecliff, 915 Sheridan Road was designed by architect Samuel Marx for Max Epstein. Completed in 1930, the house couples a classic French design with […]

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1921 Plan of Winnetka: A Living Model for Village Development

Gazette Article by Barbara Sholl, Winter 1996 Updated 2022 In 1917 a 63-member Plan Commission was appointed by the Winnetka Village Council to study and make suggestions for a comprehensive plan of village development. The “Report of the Commission,” printed in 1921, was prepared by Edward H. Bennett of Chicago, a prominent figure in the field […]

Anna Wilmarth Ickes and Harold L. Ickes

Harold L. Ickes, Winnetka’s Own Curmudgeon

Gazette Article by: Claudia Norris Kapnick Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 The dictionary defines a curmudgeon as a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old person. Although some Winnetkans may aspire to such a title, one actually lived here and publicly declared himself as such. This figure is none other than Harold L. Ickes, political reformer […]

The Edward A. Anderson Company

Four Generations Building Traditions Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 Probably no one knows the homes in the village as well as the Edward A. Anderson Company. The Winnetka contractor has built and remodeled Winnetka residences for four generations. The firm’s founder, Edward Anderson, learned construction while living in California […]

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Georgia Lloyd Reminisces

  Gazette Article by: Joan Peck Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 Recently I visited with Georgia Lloyd in the house she renovated at 455 Birch Street. The house was built in 1920 by her mother, Lola Maverick Lloyd, and Georgia grew up there with her brother and two sisters. The Lloyd family’s reputation for […]

Herman Menzel, Winnetka Municipal Water Plant, c.1963

Herman and Willa Menzel

  By Barbara Joyce for the Gazette, Winter 1996 Updated July 2022 It was an unconventional relationship. He stayed home, she commuted to the city. He painted, cooked, gardened, and helped with their child. She took the 8:20 a.m. train to her job as an art designer on State Street and paid the bills. He […]

“G” is for Green Bay Trail

Gazette Article by Laurie Starrett, Winter 1996 When you stroll along the Green Bay Trail in Winnetka, you are not actually walking on the original Green Bay Trail. Today’s route is a hiking and biking path that extends nine and one-half miles from Wilmette to Highland Park. In Winnetka it runs alongside the METRA tracks on […]

Winnetka Hockey Club

Gazette Article by: Tom Gullen Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 Since its humble beginnings skating outdoors in the parks of Winnetka, the Winnetka Hockey Club has grown until it now offers programs for over 600 boys and girls aged 5-15. It is widely respected as one of the finest hockey programs in the United […]

Hubbard Woods: A “Lakeside” Community

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996 The northeast section of Winnetka—Hubbard Woods—is named after one of the village’s founders and most prominent residents, Gilbert Hubbard. Born in Boston, Hubbard arrived in Chicago in 1849, when he and a partner started a ship chandlery business at 105 South Water Street. The […]