Tag Archives: Winter 1997

The Big Snow of '67, WHS Object ID 1988.3002.06

Blizzard of ‘67

Gazette Article by: Laurie Starrett Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1997 It began to snow on January 26, 1967, and continued for more than 24 hours. Catching Winnetkans by surprise, the storm eventually buried the village under a record-breaking 23 inches. It seemed so harmless when it started. Tom Hermes remembers, “At breakfast on Thursday […]

Max Meyer

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1997 Max Meyer: Civic Leader and Winnetka’s First Banker Few would have forecast in 1875 that 13-year-old Max Meyer, chore boy at Robert Moth’s general store, was destined to become one of Winnetka’s most outstanding business and civic leaders. The Meyer family immigrated from Putbus, […]

435 Willow Road

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1997 House of the Season Colonial Revival: A Winnetka Tale The house at 435 Willow Road was built during a period of rapid growth in the 1920s and 1930s. During the first three decades of this century, the population of Winnetka expanded from 3,500 to […]

U.S. Postal Service records showing Joel Kinney's appointment as postmaster at Winnetka in 1857. He likely distributed mail out of the Kinney Store.

“K” is for Kinney Store

by Christine Fullerton Appeared in the Gazette, Winter 1997 Updated by Meagan McChesney, January 6, 2022 The southwest corner of Oak and Linden Streets has changed a lot in 140 years. The one thing that has remained constant is the concentration of traffic there. One of the busiest intersections in the village today, it also […]