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  • Contributors: Wilmette Public Library
  • Contributors: Wilmette Public Library
  • Media Types: Newspapers
  • Media Types: Newspapers
  • Media Types: Text
  • Media Types: Text
  • Media Types: Text
  • Groups: The Wilmette Beacon
  • Subject: Baker Building
  • Subject: Baker Building
  • Subject: Businesses - Wilmette, IL
  • Another Significant Village Center Building
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Oct 2016, p. 16     Describes the historic "Baker Building" in Wilmette at 1150 Wilmette Ave.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 27 Oct 2016, p. 16   Describes the historic "Baker Building" in Wilmette at 1150 Wilmette Ave.
  • Another significant Village Center building: The Cox Building
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 1 Dec 2016, 20, 21     Descibes the owners and various occupants of The Cox Building located at 1167 Wilmette Ave, and built in 1909.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 1 Dec 2016, 20, 21   Descibes the owners and various occupants of The Cox Building located at ...
  • Another Village Center Jewel
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 6 Oct 2016, 14, 17     Describes the history of the Nelson Building at 1129 Central and its developer, David Nelson.
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 6 Oct 2016, 14, 17   Describes the history of the Nelson Building at 1129 Central and its ...
  • Another Vintage VC Building: The McGuire & Orr Block
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 4 May 2017, p. 29     Describes the owners and some of the occupants of the building called the "McGuire & Orr Block". It was built in 1905 by Chicago real estate firm McGuire & Orr.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 4 May 2017, p. 29   Describes the owners and some of the occupants of the building called ...
  • Family keeps Kerrigan Plumbing growing over 10 decades
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6     Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business that began in 1950.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 9 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 6   Describes the history of the family-owned business Kerrigan Plumbing, a Wilmette business ...
  • Heritage Trail Mall will close after "substantial" rent increase
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, 1, 4, 8     Heritage Trail Mall, an antique store at 415 Ridge Road, celebrates its 26th anniversary, and is looking to relocate to another location. Includes brief history of the business.
    Anderson, Hilary, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, 1, 4, 8   Heritage Trail Mall, an antique store at 415 Ridge Road, celebrates its ...
  • "Lad & Lassie mixed retail sales with community involvement"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 12     A look back at Wilmette business Lad & Lassie which is closing in 2020 after 67 years in business.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois), 16 Jan 2020, Cover, 4, 12   A look back at Wilmette business Lad & Lassie which is closing ...
  • Protecting the Village Center
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 1 Sep 2016, p. 14     Describes history of Wilmette's Village Center.
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 1 Sep 2016, p. 14   Describes history of Wilmette's Village Center.
  • "The rise and fall of Miralago"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Jan 2019, p. 18     Describes the construction and eventual destruction by fire of Miralago, located in No Man's Land. The building was a combination of shops on the first floor and a ballroom on the second.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 31 Jan 2019, p. 18   Describes the construction and eventual destruction by fire of Miralago, located in ...
  • The rise and fall of the Breakers Beach Club
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Jan 2019, 23, 25     Describes the plans for the Breakers Beach Club which was to be situated along Lake Michigan at 1600 Sheridan Road. The Club was only partially completed due to financing problems and eventually the entire plan fell apart.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 24 Jan 2019, 23, 25   Describes the plans for the Breakers Beach Club which was to be ...
  • "Seniors inspire with exercise routine at Wilmette's Personal Fitness Training"
    Schultz, Anna, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 15 Aug 2019, p. 11     Profile about the business and a few of their clients
    Schultz, Anna, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 15 Aug 2019, p. 11   Profile about the business and a few of their clients
  • "Terror at Walker Bros. Pancake House"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 20 Feb 2020, p. 16     Describes the May 7, 1973 incident at Walker Bros. Pancake House when Eddie Gibson and George Nurse attempted to rob the Pancake House, taking hostages while attempting to do do. No one was hurt and the two men were arrested and eventually sentenced to serve time at the Joliet prison.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 20 Feb 2020, p. 16   Describes the May 7, 1973 incident at Walker Bros. Pancake House when ...
  • "Treasure Island: A Wilmette Family Affair"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Oct 2018, 20, 21     Describes the history of the Wilmette Treasure Island Store.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Oct 2018, 20, 21   Describes the history of the Wilmette Treasure Island Store.
  • "Was it Heaven or Peacock's Dairy Bar"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 28 Feb 2019, p. 22     Article about the origins of the Peacock's Dairy Bar located in No Man's Land in Wilmette.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 28 Feb 2019, p. 22   Article about the origins of the Peacock's Dairy Bar located in No ...
  • Wilmette Tailors reaches special birthday
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Aug 2016, p. 4     Article about the 85 year old business.
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Aug 2016, p. 4   Article about the 85 year old business.
  • "Wilmette's Historic Village Center"
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 21 Sep 2017, p. 32     Article about the history of the Wilmette Village Center.
    Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 21 Sep 2017, p. 32   Article about the history of the Wilmette Village Center.
  • Wilmette's oldest business: 5 more candidates
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Aug 2016     Description of the origins of 5 of the oldest businesses in Wilmette
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 11 Aug 2016   Description of the origins of 5 of the oldest businesses in Wilmette
  • Wilmette's oldest business: The last 5 candidates
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 18 Aug 2016, 10, 13     Describes 5 of Wilmette's oldest businesses. Picture of Wilmette Bicycle & Sport Shop in 1948
    The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 18 Aug 2016, 10, 13   Describes 5 of Wilmette's oldest businesses. Picture of Wilmette Bicycle & Sport ...
  • Wilmette's oldest businesses: 5 candidates
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 4 Aug 2016, p. 11     Description of 5 of Wilmette's oldest businesses.
    John Jacoby, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 4 Aug 2016, p. 11   Description of 5 of Wilmette's oldest businesses.
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