The school, which opened in 1959, was named Monroe after the Quincy School Board sought proposals from the public. Was it a contest? It doesn't appear so.
A Nov. 6, 1960, article in The Herald-Whig tried to find an answer but was unsuccessfulk. The narrow one-block street that runs east to west from Third to Fourth between State and Ohio was platted as "Milliners Alley."
The roads you are referring to, including North 61st, are city streets. Jeffrey Conte, director of Utilities and Engineering for the city, said the city maintains the streets but is not responsible for the parking lots.
You're correct. The room will be used as a tornado shelter. John Simon, interim director of the Adams County Ambulance Service, said the county rquested an emergency shelter in the design.
The Lincoln-Douglas Reserve Center was dedicated on Oct. 13, 1958, with a crowd of about 3,000 people touring the facility.
Though a local concert buff I checked with didn't attend the show you mention, he believes you are talking about Positively Front Street, a nightclub at 234 N. Front.
The idea that a Quincy mayor was bitten by a lion likely makes many people smile, but obviously a lion bite could be quite serious and possibly fatal.
According to property records at the Adams County recorder's office, the tract of about 3.6 acres was sold in April for $20,750.
It's fair to say that traffic signals at Eighth and Maine and Eigth and Broadway will not be considered for removal in the near future because both intersection have large traffic volumes.