By Dave Allston –
This is the second of two columns about Laroche Park. The first one can be found right here.
In 1925, Alderman Gerald Sims pushed hard for the Board of Control to grade and improve Stonehurst Dump, to open an urgently needed playground on the space (it was common in this era to convert landfill sites to parks), and fought tirelessly for the required $1,800. 954 more words