Historic Places

Sept. 30, 2018

Fun Things to do on the North Shore: October 2018

In addition to all the Halloween happenings that will be soon filling up your calendar (we will be publishing a Halloween specific list soon), October offer plenty of ways to celebrate the arrival of Fall on the North Shore. Grabs some friends (and a few extra layers) and enjoy the ...

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March 7, 2018

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Mar. 9 – 11

The old saying goes that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  I can’t predict how Mother Nature will behave but I can say that this weekend is certainly roaring with endless possibilities for fun! Whether you want to do a little baking, a ...

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Oct. 26, 2017

Halloween Fun & More on the North Shore: Oct. 27 – 29


The Halloween fun continues in anticipation of the big night! Haunted Houses, trunk-or-treats and plenty of other activities await those looking to maximize their Halloween spirit and candy intake. Other events include Birdies & Beer, Inaside Chicago Dance and the grand opening of the groundbreaking Take a Stand Center ...

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Oct. 18, 2017

Ghoulishly Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Oct. 20 – 22

Let the Halloween fun begin!  This weekend’s line-up of events features a wide range of family friendly events as well as those looking for a little more fright! If costumers and goblins are not your thing, there is an Oktoberfest celebration, a mini class about the World Fair and ...

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June 29, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: June 30 – July 2

While you might be gearing up for some big July 4th celebrations on the 3rd & 4th (separate blog on that to come), there are still plenty of fun ways to kick off the holiday fun a few days early, including two family 5Ks to help you burn off some ...

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Oct. 6, 2015

North Shore Haunts: The Schweppe Mansion

Schweppe Mansion

Not long ago I included the Schweppe Mansion in my post about the top ten priciest properties for sale on the North Shore.

What I didn't mention is that the Lake Forest home was, at one time, reputed to be haunted. With Halloween right around the corner, it seemed ...

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Oct. 5, 2015

North Shore Haunts: Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery gates

On the southernmost edge of Evanston lies Calvary Cemetery, a large Catholic cemetery first established in 1859. The main entrance to the cemetery is a pair of massive limestone gates designed by architect James Egan. There are some well-known locals buried here, including Charles Comisky (founder of the White Sox ...

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July 20, 2015

The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech on Winnetka's Village Green

Not many people know that Winnetka was the site of the first-ever civil rights rally in an all-white suburb and that Martin Luther King spoke here before a crowd of more than 8000 supporters on the Village Green exactly 50 years ago today.


It might surprise you that King ...

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Posted in Historic Places
July 6, 2015

A Winnetka Home That Blends Historic Character With Modern Livability

1035 Dinsmore Rd., Winnetka IL 60093

1035 Dinsmore Road - Winnetka

If you crave the character of an older home combined with the amenities of a newer home, you'll find that the house at 1035 Dinsmore Road in Winnetka more than fills the bill.

Originally designed in 1924 by noted architect S.S. Beman, and expanded ...

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July 26, 2014

Asahel Gage House in Wilmette

asahel gage house wilmette il

I love the way this wonderful old house looks against the blue sky (something we haven't seen much around here for awhile). If you don't recognize it, it's on Elmwood Avenue in the Cage. I drive by it often and finally stopped to take a picture today ...

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