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Chicago's honorary brown street signs, days, and commemorative honors; the who, what, where, when and why.  Honorary Chicago guide book, maps, biographies, history, trivia, tours, and gifts.

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Buddie Buie Blvd

Linda Zabors

Eustis, Florida has designated its first honorary street after a life-long resident, businessman, former Commissioner and Mayor, Buddy Buie.

Eustis Fruit Company, at 500 Jackson Street, was a family business started by his father in 1957 then passed on to Buddy and his sister. 

Buddy was known for effort to save Ferran Park’s Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell from demolition.  In 1994 it received protected status on the US National Register of Historic Places as one of the last two open air bandshells in the country. 

Ferran-Park-Bandshell (Alice McClelland Memorial)

Photo: By AMurray854w (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Mayor 1991
City Commissioner 1989-1993

Buddie Buie Boulvard
500 Jackson
Eustis, FL
Dedicated: 2017

Dougal M. Buie, III
January 12, 2017. Age 63.

Michael T. White

Linda Zabors

Louisville, Kentucky has dedicated honorary Michael T. White Street, in honor of the founder of the America's Finest Filter company, a distributor of commercial and residential air filters based in Louisville since 2000.  His company has won several awards as a Minority owned, inner city business and its role as a good corporate and community citizen.  

Michael White co-founded an addiction treatment center called Our Father's House.  He had suffered from addiction himself and built the organization to help others.  It supports people in the early stages of recovery with structure, community support, jobs training, and coping skills.

Twitter: @Louisvillemayor, February 25, 2017

"A man who came from streets has his name on a street." Honoring Mike White & his leadership with recovery & community building"
- Mayor, Greg Fisher

Michael White was a member of Bates Memorial Baptist Church.  Since his passing his daughter, TaHondra, has led the company.  



Dedication: February 2017
22nd and Jefferson
Louisville, KY
Neighborhood: Russell

Michael Troy White
August 3, 1964 - August 9, 2016. Age 52.

Bishop Rufus Hayes Way

Linda Zabors

Charlottesville, VA has dedicated an honorary street to Rufus Hayes of the Charlottesville Church of Christ, which he helped build.  He was also the original host of the radio show "The Gospel Sermonette."  Reverend Hayes has served in Charlottesville for more than 50 years.  


The dedication of this sign on Old Fifth Street marks his 92nd birthday the previous day (May 18th).

Dedication: Friday, May 19, 2017
Charlottesville, Virginia


Dr. Willie Lauderdale

Linda Zabors

Willie Lauderdale is the Pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church, and the longest serving African-American pastor in the state of Oklahoma.  The street sign will be followed by a carnival and a special service at the church.

According to KTUL ABC Tulsa, the honorary sign marks almost 50 years of service and more than 2500 Sundays.

"You never know what the Lord has in store for you," said Pastor Lauderdale, who is 88 years old.

He was one of 11 children in his family and was raised on a farm in Goodwater, Alabama in 1929. He credits his parents with giving him a strong work ethic, a solid upbringing, and a dedication to the church. Lauderdale answered the call ministry after a few years serving as a police officer in Tulsa. 

Article from Tulsa World




Gethsemane Baptist Church
727 E. 56th Street North
Tulsa, Oklahoma

City: Tulsa, OK
Dedication: May 19, 2017 1:30pm
Location: 56th Street North and Peoria to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd