Tag Archives: Winter 1998

Clarence Belden Randall

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998 “I saw history in the making. I knew intimately the men who carried the destiny of our country in their hands during times of great crisis, heard the temper of their speech, and watched their minds and wills at work.” These are the words […]

832 Bryant Avenue

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1998 Victorian Farmhouse “Getting there is half the fun.” So goes the old adage, which has particular relevance for anyone purchasing and renovating an older home. Once the owners of 832 Bryant Avenue opened the walls during their recent renovation, they discovered that what they […]


First Church of Christ, Scientist

Gazette Article by Field Beam, Winter 1998 Updated November 17, 2021 In 1866, Mary Baker Eddy founded Christian Science while she was healing after a serious accident. She used only prayer and biblical inspiration during her recovery. Several years later she wrote and published the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the […]

Zernah Patterson, c. 1880.

The Patterson Tavern

Gazette Article by Laurie Starrett, Winter 1998 Updated 2022 Entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by necessity, opportunity, desire, and determination. All of these played a part in the founding of Winnetka’s first business. In 1836 Erastus and Zeruah (also referred to as Zernah) Patterson and their five children were traveling west from Vermont as part 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 […]

Portrait of Father Haarth, c. 1900.

Sacred Heart School

Gazette Article by Barbara Joyce, Winter 1998 Updated November 17. 2021 Since 1902, Sacred Heart School has been an integral part of its parish. The first pastor of the parish, Reverend Frederic J. Haarth, established the school 7 years after the church was founded. Construction on the school began as soon as the church and […]