Why do some markers show Broadway, while others show Broadway Street? I am of the opinion/belief that Broadway is correct, as the “way” in Broadway replaces or negates “street.” The official plat (a drawing that shows and describes subdivision of property) of Quincy does not explicitly identify “street” for Broadway, according to Jeff Conte, director […]
What is the most common last name in Quincy? The local information has proven difficult to find. Can a local genealogist help provide that information? According to Census 2000 numbers, the most popular surnames in the United States are, in order, Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, Jones, Miller, Davis, Garcia, Rodriguez and Wilson.
Is there information available in one easy, convenient place (possibly a website) that compares all of the banks in Quincy, regarding fees, minimum balances, service charges, checking account offerings, bank hours, etc.? Checking with the presidents of three Quincy banks, the answer from all three was the same — there is no single website that […]
How did Quincy High School come up with the nickname “Blue Devils?” When did the school start using the mascot? Who was the first Blue Devil mascot? According to “Stand Up and Cheer,” a book celebrating 100 years of QHS basketball published in 2006 and written by Herald-Whig Sports Editor Matt Schuckman, exactly who the […]
In the early 1970s, what were names of the three establishments on the south side of Harrison between 17th and 18th?
In the early 1970s, there were three different establishments on the south side of Harrison between 17th Street and 18th Street. I believe the first one was an Italian restaurant. The next one was a steak house, and finally a bar. Could you please find out the name of each of these establishments? City directories […]
Who were the members of the committee that helped create the success advancement formula for private schools?
Who were the members of the committee that helped create the success advancement formula for private schools? A 15-person ad hoc committee was created at the Illinois High School Association’s Sept. 2013 board meeting to “review the classification process and explore the idea of a tradition factor being used to help determine postseason classifications,” according […]
What’s going on with the flashing red light at Fourth and Hampshire? Jeff Conte, director of utilities and engineering, said traffic signals will automatically revert to flashing red lights in the event of a failure in the unit’s control system. “There have been several recent problems with the computer program (in the traffic light control […]
How long is a car allowed to remain parked on a city street after a tow sticker has been placed on it?
How long is a car allowed to remain parked on a city street after a tow sticker has been placed on it? I recently saw a car with a flat tire and a tow sticker that has been in that same location since before Thanksgiving. I thought there was a time limit to either move […]
I saw on TV last week during the weather forecast that the record low temperature for Feb. 13 was minus-29 in 1905. What is the lowest recorded temperature in the city’s history? Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey says the minus-29 temperature for Feb. 13, 1905, is the lowest he can find. […]
Is Lakeview Restaurant and Patio Bar closed? No. Rose Griffard, who has owned the restaurant at 4403 Broadway for 20 years with her husband, John, says it is open Tuesday through Saturday at 4 p.m. “Back in April, we changed our hours to evenings only. We’re no longer open at lunch,” Griffard said. Griffard said […]