In the late 1870s there were plans to make Division Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Humboldt Park a boulevard, which would connect the park to the central city in a manner similar to the South Parkway boulevard. The right of way was widened to 100 feet, rather than the customary 66 feet, but the boulevard improvements were never completed.
I think this very subject is likely to be covered in next week's Straight Dope Chicago.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2009 11:57PM by Mr Downtown.