NYC Honorary Street Names

Point du Sable

Jean-Baptiste-Point Du Sable Boulevard (Brooklyn)
Present name:Flatbush Avenue
Location:Between Empire Boulevard and Foster Avenue
Honoree:  Jean-Baptiste Point Du Sable (1745-1818) is regarded as the first permanent non-indigenous settler of what is now Chicago. In the 1770s, he settled on the shore of Lake Michigan and created a trading post that became major supply station for other traders in the Great Lakes area. He later moved to Missouri where he operated a ferry before he died. To honor its first citizen, a high school, museum, harbor, park and bridge in Chicago are named after him, and the of his home near the Chicago River is a National Historic Landmark. (Eugene)

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