Village Timeline

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HIGHLIGHTS OF GLENCOE HISTORY
1847 - Trinity Lutheran Church organized (Turnbull Woods)
1855 - Railroad built through Glencoe
1861 - Lincoln assumes presidency
1869 - Glencoe incorporated as Village
1869 - Congregational (Union) Church organized
1871 - Great Chicago Fire
1874 - Woman's Library Club established
1884 - African Methodist Episcopal Church organized
1886 - Snowplowing begun as Village service
1893 - World's Columbian Exhibition
1894 - Village Water system begun (Winnetka water)
1894 - Church of Saint Elizabeth (Episcopal) organized
1897 - Skokie Country Club organized
1900 - Chicago River reversed
1905 - Village sewer system started (separate storm/sanitary)
1908 - Lake Shore Country Club organized
1909 - Glencoe Public Library established
1910 - Methodist Episcopal Church (United Methodist) organized
1912 - First Boy Scout Troop (#22) established
1912 - Glencoe Park District established
1914 - Family Counseling Service (Relief and Aid Society) Organized
1914 - First Village Manager hired (Council-Manager government)
1914 - First brick pavements laid
1914 - Wrigley Field built
1915 - First motorized fire engine bought
1916 - Alleys vacated throughout Village
1917 - Land for present-day Village Hall/Library acquired
1920 - North Shore Congregation Israel organized
1921 - Glencoe Golf Club organized as Village municipal course
1921 - Zoning Ordinance and Building Code adopted (fourth in IL)
1921 - Christian Science Church organized
1921 - Present Lutheran Church building built
1921 - First Girl Scout Troop established
1922 - First police car placed in service
1923 - Parent-Teacher Association established
1923 - First full-time firemen hired
1928 - Village water plant built
1930 - Glencoe Rotary Club organized (ceremony in Union Church)
1930 - Village water tower and incinerator built
1936 - Village Caucus begun ("office seeks the candidate11)
1941 - Present Public Library building built
1947 - Chicago Transit Authority created
1954 - Village Combined Police/Fire service started
1958 - Present Village Hall/Service Building built
1954 - Lyric Theatre of Chicago (Lyric Opera) founded
1958 - Present Post Office built
1964 - Present North Shore Congregation temple built
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