16 Years to Make Parks
Publication:
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Aug 1912, p. 8


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Newspaper
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Notes:
At Lyons St. and Dodge Ave., Evanston, there is a Lake Front park where once it was a dumping ground for rubbish and alley cleanings. The three-acre tract between Lake St. and Greenwood Blvd. has been filled in during the past few years. The land was originally owned by the Northwestern University and Dr. Sheppard. Sheppard sold this to a Chicago man and then James A. Patten, Charles S. Dawes, and William H. Bawter bought the land from this Chicagoan. Northwestern then donated their part to the city of Evanston. South of Greenwood Blvd. was donated by the late Daniel H. Burnham and Ira B. Cook. The section of land between Hamilton and Greenleaf streets was owned by Frank H. Elliott and he donated it to the the city after spending $50,000 to fix it up. B. F. Housel, in charge of the streets and alleys, under the direction of Mayor W. A. Dyche, worked these properties into a park.

Date of Publication:
22 Aug 1912
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
Wilmette.News.307652
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.04114 Longitude: -87.69006
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16 Years to Make Parks