June 17, 2004

The Name Game

Pathetic Andrew has an interesting take on how much honor accrues thru the naming of existing streets, buildings, etc. after deceased notables. He is of course responding to the current interest in renaming this, that, and the other after the late President Reagan.

Here in Milwaukee, there is real historical significance linking the name of Father James Groppi to the 16th St. Viaduct, but with the Menomonee Valley which it bridges no longer a barrier, and with 16th street south of the Valley now Cesar Chavez Drive, people crossing the Groppi Bridge are indeed unlikely to ponder the good Father's efforts to improve the city.

Posted by triticale at June 17, 2004 07:18 AM
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