What Was Winnetka Like in the 19th Century?

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, c. 1890

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Image of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on the northeast corner of Ridge Road and Lake Avenue, c. 1890. The church services were given in German in the mid to late 19th century. The Schmidt family, who were immigrants from Germany, went to services at this church while they lived in the Log House. Image: Courtesy of the Wilmette Historical Museum. For more information about this church's long history,click here!