This wrecked building of granite points a lesson to all, in public life or in business life, who are concerned with the future of Evanston. This city is outgrowing its garments of yesterday -narrow streets, insufficient parks, antiquated public buildings, tallow-candle street lighting, and most of all, its village ideas. They must be replaced by the new.
In time-honored tradition, each side loudly declared opposite views and then sat down to come to a workable compromise. In 1926, the City appointed the first Plan Commission and announced the coming installation of new streetlights designed by Evanston resident and architect Thomas Tallmadge.
‡ Gardner, Barbara and Weiss, Jack; Oakton Historic District Committee, Oakton Historic District, Cook County Illinois, nomination document, 2004, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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