Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “North Shore Suburban Street Named for Late President”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 15 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 288
|“North Shore Suburban Street Named for Late President.” Chicago Daily Tribune 15 Oct. 1901 v60n288: part 2, p. 9.|
|McKinley Boulevard (Lake Forest, IL); McKinley memorialization.|
|This article (below) is accompanied on the same page by two photographs bearing a single caption: “McKinley Boulevard at Lake Forest.”|
North Shore Suburban Street Named for Late President
Following the action taken by the South Park
Commissioners of Chicago in naming a large public park after President McKinley,
the City Council of Lake Forest has decided to honor the name of the late President
by naming a street for him. This street, which was formerly Maple avenue, lies
to the east of the Chicago and Northwestern depot.
The action of the Lake Forest City Council was taken after a petition had been presented signed by a large number of the citizens of the town, asking that the name of the late Chief Executive be given to the street. Without any debate on the subject the Council unanimously decided to call the street McKinley boulevard.
McKinley boulevard is one of the pretty streets of Lake Forest. It is not over three blocks in length and is in the center of the town. It is macadamized, and the shade trees which line it make it almost as shady as a grove in the summer. A road extends from each end of the boulevard for miles along the Northwestern railway, and the scenery along this road is regarded as the finest on the north shore.