Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chicago's Old-School MapQuest-- Part 2" Edward Brennan Way

On Friday, August 30th, a small ceremony was held to officially unveil an honorary street designation at the corner of State and Madison streets which are now Edward Brenna Way. Alderman Brendan Reilly, 42nd War, who sponsored the designation and Brennan's daughter Adelaide were there. She turned 99 that day. //// If you know anything about that corner of State and Madison, it is very important to Chicago and is considered the heart of the city thanks to Edward Brennan. //// "In the summer of 1901 when he turned 35, Brennan took an armload of maps with him on vacation to Paw Paw, Michigan, and came back, like a prophet from the desert, with a detailed plan for helping people find their way in what was then a very chaotic Chicago." //// Make Sense of the Chaos. --RoadDog

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