History

The Architects of the French Place 4th of July Parade

Written by Katie Halloran

If you merge onto a highway and come upon an otherwise nondescript truck or car with a large American flag sticker on its rear windshield, what do you think of the occupants? You can’t see them, their…

After a Long Wait, Maplewood Avenue Gets Its Sidewalk

Written by Brendan Wittstruck

After sixty five years of weed-wading and car dodging, Maplewood Avenue pedestrians are getting their own space.

Bascom Giles did not include sidewalks when he developed the Delwood III neighborhood we now know as “Duplex Nation”. And…

Cherrywood History: Delwood Behold, the Future is Now!

1951 newspaper promo for Delwood Center details how Delwood came to be

Researched by Rebecca Kohout, written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter Flea)

When you cut out the fluff and hyperbole about the “realization of a dream” and…

100+ Neighbors Participate in 4th of July Parade

Written by Ray Jordan

This was the 18th French Place 4th of July Parade. This year’s Parade had one of the highest turnouts in its history. There were well over 100 attendees, marchers and cheering neighbors in their front yards.…

The Mystery and History of French Place Part Deux

How did the inventor of the bucket seat and a WAC officer with top-secret clearance end up here?

Written by Rebecca Kohout

In 1850, Peyton Wade Nowlin bought a second 40 acres of land from George McClintock for $280. This…

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