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

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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.

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22 Aug 1912
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.04114 Longitude: -87.69006
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16 Years to Make Parks