Tag Archives: Winter 1999

O. C. Simonds

Gazette Article by: Barbara Geiger, M.A.L.A. Appeared in Gazette: Winter 1999 Master Landscape Gardeners Help Shape Winnetka Master designer O. C. Simonds was the creator of such legendary landscapes as Graceland Cemetery and the extension of Lincoln Park in Chicago. He and his associate, Hubbard Woods native J. Roy West, were active along the North […]

864 Boal Parkway

Gazette Article by: Cindy Fuller Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 Boal Parkway’s First House “Getting there is half the fun.” So goes The impressive white brick residence at 864 Boal Parkway, built in 1936, was the first house constructed when Boal Parkway was originally dedicated. Boal Parkway was platted in 1926 for prominent Winnetkan […]

Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 2013. Credit: Winnetka Presbyterian Church

Winnetka Presbyterian Church

Gazette Article by Dee Nahigian, Winter 1999 Updated November 17, 2021 Although Winnetka Presbyterian is one of Winnetka’s newer churches, only a few of the families who founded the church in the mid-1950s still reside in the village. The first full-time pastor, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, left to serve as Chaplain to the United States […]

Winnetka Public School Nursery

Gazette Article by: Mary Bell Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 In 1926, when Henry Ford was still making parts for the Model T and Charles Lindbergh had yet to fly solo across the Atlantic, two educational pioneers, Dr. Carleton W. Washburne, superintendent of the Winnetka Public Schools, and Rose Alschuler, a national leader in […]

“R” is for Ravines

Gazette Article by Bean Carroll, Winter 1999 North of Tower Road and south of the Glencoe border on Sheridan Road is the winding, wooded ravine of Hubbard Hill. Known to Winnetkans simply as “the ravines,” this section of Sheridan Road is one of the most scenic areas in our village and in Cook County, reminiscent of […]

Stable Beaches in Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Charles W. Shabica, Ph.D. and Dana Vale Shabica Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 How to Pay for Them In the last three issues of the Gazette, the history and development of the Winnetka lakefront were presented in the context of regional coastal evolution. Scientists and engineers have shown that, unlike the […]

Winnetka Way: Jim McFadzean

Gazette Article by: Joan Peck Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. When asked to write this column, I remembered […]