Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Namesby Don Hayner, George Lane, Carl Whiting, Tom McNamee
Welcome to the fascinating world of Chicago street names! Did you know that Ainslie Street was named after a real estate developer whose widow, in 1848, left for California to pan for gold with a new husband? Or did you know that Crandon Avenue was named for a prohibitionist congressional candidate who lost to his opponent in 1882 by a vote of 11,686 to 663?
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