The honorary street sign is right outside the library's doors, at 1226 West Ainslie. The brief ceremony took place at 11am and was attended by several members of the Bezazian family, including Harold's nephew and namesake, who came to Chicago specifically for the occasion. Branch Manager Mark Kaplan spoke, as did Alderman Cappleman, and Harold and Paulette Bezazian.
You can read more about the library's history as a gift to Uptown in memory of Lt. Bezazian here.
|Branch Manager Mark Kaplan|
|Ald. Cappleman (left), Mark Kaplan, and members of the Bezazian family, including|
Harold A. Bezazian of California, the original Harold's nephew (next to the alderman).
|Simon Wood, the son of one of the members of the Friends of Bezazian advocacy group, |
did the honors and unveiled the street sign. (Photos provided by Friends of Bezazian.)