Avenue House 1909
I remember the Old Avenue House well. It had no veranda on the front. Everyone used the Davis Street door. Mr. Matteson lived next door and later took over its management. That is just plain history, but if you could remember his two daughters, you would have a picture. It was quite the thing for sleighing parties to come up from Chicago in the winter for oyster suppers.
Robert Patterson Brown quoted in Evanston's Yesterdays by Clyde D. Foster