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What was the original name of Irving Park Boulevard?


Here's a hint: A famous Chicago cemetery where railroad mogule George Pullman is buried has the same name.

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Irving Park Boulevard used to be called Chicago Elgin Road


Konkol note: That's correct in Elgin. But I'm looking for the original street name in the city limits of Chicago.

Chicago-Elgin Road

Konkol note: That's correct in Elgin. But I'm looking for the original street name in the city limits of Chicago.

The original name of Irving Park Rd. was Plank road.

Konkol note: Irving Park was called Plank Road in Norridge. I'm looking for the original street name in Chicago.

Washington Irving was the original name of Irving Park Boulevard

Konkol note: Washington Irving is where Irving Park got it's name, but the street itself had a different name.

I think it was Washington Irving

the original name of Irving Park Boulevard was Graceland Ave.

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What Irving Park Boulevard? It's Irving Park Road. I don't know it used to be called, but you don't know what it is called now.

Konkol note: Irving Park Boulevard, Irving Park Drive (in Lincoln Park), Irving Park Road and Irving Park Ave. are all located at 4000 North.

Graceland Road

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