LOWVILLE There is no more no-name street in Lowville after a Board of Trustees vote Wednesday.
The 100 feet of road that separates the Presbyterian Church from the village green now will be known as Monument Lane.
Trustee Joseph G. Beagle said he was glad to see the new name recognize the 129-year-old Civil War monument normally located in the village green that has been temporarily removed while it is restored.
Because of that monument, I think that whole area should be honored, he said.
Board members received nearly 30 suggestions from community members, with many of those submissions focusing on the statue, such as Veterans, Peace, Liberty, Memorial and Monument. They then whittled those suggestions to three for their vote.
The other two in contention were Cross Street and Davis Memorial Drive. Cross Street had a double meaning. While it physically crosses West and North State streets, it also could represent the church in that location.
Davis Memorial Drive was suggested to honor George R. Davis, who died in 2010. Mr. Davis served as Lewis County judge for 20 years and Lowville town historian for 18 years. He was a Lewis County Historical Society Hall of Fame inductee, Lewis County Peacemaker of the Year in 2008 and honorary chairman of the schools bicentennial celebration that year.
Village officials expect street signs to be ordered and in place before the statues return at the end of September or beginning of October.