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The Barrenscheen Building, located along Shermer Avenue in Barrenscheen’s Grove, was torn down in 1948, but before that, it served many purposes — including being the site of Russ Hoogerhyde’s archery shop. Photos Submitted.
One of Village Green Park’s most magical attractions used to be Miracle’s Tornado slide.
This postcard shows a wide-open Northbrook (later Village Green) Park as well as a sign informing residents about “Little League Base Ball For Boys.” Note the parking meters along Shermer Avenue — a short-lived experiment in 1951.
Dan Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
10:49 am CST January 29, 2019
This year marks 75 years since a key occurrence in Northbrook history, and the focus of this diamond anniversary remains a true Village gem.