Office of Public Affairs
Nov. 15, 2000
STREETS OF OSWEGO TOPIC
OF PENFIELD LIBRARY TALK
OSWEGO -- Doris Allen of Oswego will give a talk on "Street Names of Oswego" Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Penfield Library on the Oswego State campus.
The talk, sponsored by Penfield Library Associates, will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the library's Instruction Room 1.
The lecture will be open to the public free of charge. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Beverages will be available.
Allen will discuss the history of Oswego as signified by its street signs. "We all know who Sheldon Avenue was named after," Allen says, referring to the street named after college founder Edward Austin Sheldon. "But do you know who Turrill, Lawrence and Church streets were named after?"
Allen says she gained most of her information by walking the streets of Oswego with the children she taught in 19 years as a schoolteacher. During her career, she taught everything from kindergarten to grade 5 and served in schools as varied as the Campus School, Kingsford Park and School 2 on Mitchell Street.
"She knows lots of historical facts and tales and weaves a host of stories for the various street names, making for a very memorable presentation," Librarian Mary Loe says about Allen. "She's a great storyteller."
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