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This painting by Glencoe resident Grace Brion shows Vista del Lago Beach Club as it looked in 1928 following the completion of Phase 1. The painting was donated by the artist to New Trier High School in 1938 and hung in its main corridor until being retired to the archives. Photos courtesy of Wilmette Historical Museum
This rendering shows the original vision for the Club.
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CST January 17, 2019
On Dec. 27, 1939, Wilmette police raided Vista del Lago in No Man’s Land and closed down an illegal gambling operation.