For more than a hundred years this northwest corner of the lake has been known as Breezy Point. It was likely the location of the early business settlement just mentioned, which included a general store, blacksmith, postoffice and a few others. That was in the 1850s. By 1924, it was known as Breezy Point, when Frank Kingsley set up an ice cream stand for the summer.
In the Nineteen forties this bar and restaurant was built, and aptly named Breezy Point. It included a bar area and featured a band and a dance floor. It was there until 1953, and in later years went by several names, including Bishops, Erik’s, Bella Inn, and finally Taylor Street Cafe. Hackneys was on the other side of Old Rand where Lifetime Fitness is now,and kitty corner from where you are now used to be an Italian restaurant called A Little Touch of Italy. Later it was Fritzel’s German restaurant.
From where you are at the corner, head down the sidewalk along Old Rand. In the early 1950s, a motel was built along the lake at this spot, called the Lake Zurich Beach Motel. Later it was Erik’s Beach Motel. Cross over to the other side at the designated crosswalk. On this side of the road, where Lifetime Fitness is now, there was once a huge Indian mound, said to be the size of a barn. Continue walking down to the corner of Pine Tree Row, a street with an interesting history. When you get there, press NEXT