Beach has long history, uncertain future
Publication:
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 5


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Kathy Routliffe
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Newspaper
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The lakfront area at Elmwood and Michigan avenue was once an official public beach in the early 20th century. Wilmette Village Board closed the beach in 1933, but it remained accessible from Elmwood until the village built a fence across the right of way several decades later. Village residents said the narrow strip represents a rare piece of open beachfront property that the village should protect.
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Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
Date of Publication:
16 Aug 2012
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.0828253373413 Longitude: -87.6934429891968
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Beach has long history, uncertain future


The lakfront area at Elmwood and Michigan avenue was once an official public beach in the early 20th century. Wilmette Village Board closed the beach in 1933, but it remained accessible from Elmwood until the village built a fence across the right of way several decades later. Village residents said the narrow strip represents a rare piece of open beachfront property that the village should protect.