3.18.2005

"Unknown Loop Street #1"... "North Macchesney Court"...

Found this while walking on N. Macchesney Ct. (a street I am sure you are all familiar with) in the Loop. There are at least a dozen little streets in the Loop that are virtually unkown to the masses, and I am sure most cab drivers. I will try to capture a few of them over the next several weeks.


Fortunately it was below this Public Parking sign directing one as to just where they could park.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Wayne Rethford said...

Do you know for whom N. Cacchesney Court was named? I am a Scottish historian and that name is Scottish.

6/27/2005 9:48 AM  
Anonymous wanye Rethforde said...

Sorry, I did get the name correct. Its N. Macchesney Court, listed as #1.

Thanks,

Wayne Rethford

6/27/2005 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Donald Gordon MacChesney said...

My father grew up with Nathan and Lena MacChesney at 568 Hawthorne Place, Chicago. Grandfather owned some housing in South Shore, I believe. He may have been born Nathan William McChesney and changed it to MacChesney. He was a Scots Presbyterian, Union League Club, Republican and the Mc looked Irish Catholic Democrat. The name Chesnee is Norman for oak tree. I never heard of a MacChesney Court in Chicago, perhaps it was named for Uncle Brunson. There is now a MacChesney Road or Lane in Lake County where Uncle Brunson gave over 200 acres of Des Plaines River watershed to the County for parkland.

9/10/2006 9:51 PM  

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