In 1932, the First Church of Christ Scientist holds its first service in the Lake Forest Masonic Temple. The Masonic Temple is the future home of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, according to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society timeline.
That same year, Construction begins on new federally-funded Post Office building, designed by Ralph Milman in the art deco style. The new building cost $60,000 to construct. The post office opens the following year
Thanks to a local resident, we are able to provide a glimpse into that 1930s time period through historical police blotters.
The entries are posted practically verbatim, except for the names of the victims or perpetrators of the crimes noted. They provide a fascinating reflection of the times and culture of that era.
Feb. 17, 1936: A woman called to say there were two horses running loose on Onwentsia Road. Notified Mrs. C.E. Pope.
Feb. 7, 1936: A woman came to the station and reported that a woman around town is acting queer. The woman is about 60 years old, dressed in black, grey-haired, weighs about 140 or 150. Gave to squads.
Feb. 8, 1936: Herman Johnson came to station and said that magazine salesmen are in town that look shady. Call Wally Boutin Gas Station if you locate them. Dunn on call.
Order of Protection
Feb. 1, 1936: A man came to the station and reported that a dog bite him on the hand in the National Tea Store. Gansberg on call, brought dog to station. The owner, a woman residing on West Deerpath Avenue, notified her father to take the dog to Paleys and that dog must have muzzle.
Drawing the Line
Jan. 25, 1936: A woman on Northmoor Road called and said some fellow was hunting near her place. Officer Whalen on call, found it to be John Redmond, and told him that he could not hunt anywhere east of Green Bay Road.
Jan. 12, 1936: In a related case, a woman called and said there were two hunters near his place on King Muir Road. Dunn and Pfister warned these men not to shoot toward houses.
— information courtesy of John Walker.