A committee just voted in favor of renaming part of Lake Shore Drive (from Hollywood Avenue to 67th Street) to Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Drive in honor of Chicago’s first resident, but is this the best idea?
We don’t exactly have the greatest track record on accepting new names.
See: Sears Tower.
JBPDSD for short? Just spitballing here. <3 Lauren
BREAKING: Lake Shore Drive to be renamed Du Sable Drive? Name change approved by key city committee.
— Block Club Chicago (@BlockClubCHI) April 29, 2021
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My Block, My Hood, My City quizzes Chicago on Du Sable:
Some history on the man behind the name change from Chris DeRose of You and Me :