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Who is Lawrence Avenue named after?

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Lawrence Ave. is named for Bradford A. Lawrence. It probably had a lot to do with him being a friend of Lazarus Silverman who was a subdivider.

lawrence dunbar

He was a Roman deacon under Pope St. Sixtus II

Is this the famous "Leisure Suit Lawrence (Larry)"?

Lawerence of Arabia........lol

lawerence stinking booty

Joey Lawrence? Wo'oh!

It was the first name of the surveyor's assistant. The last name is lost to history and inadequate record keeping.

his name is jabob lawrence who was a tanner and farmer in the area of yonge street and lawrence

WHO WAS JACOB, JOHN, AND PETER LAWRENCE.

he was named after a street

he was named after a street

Lawrence Avenue is named for the St. Lawrence Seaway connecting Chicago to the seafaring world of the late 19th/early 20th century.

The Street was named after Bradford Lawrence, a friend of Mr. Silverman, landowner and subdivider.

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