Conquest gets street named after him
By Kitty Conley email@example.com February 4, 2014 1:02PM
Public Works Superintendent Jay Olson, Board of Public Works and Safety member Mike Conquest and Mayor Dave Uran after a board meeting during which it was announced that a city street would be named Conquest Place. | Kitty Conley/For Sun-times media
Updated: February 4, 2014 1:03PM
CROWN POINT — At the Jan. 29 Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, a previously unnamed city street was named after Mike Conquest.
At the suggestion of Public Works Director Jay Olson and with the approval of Mayor Dave Uran, a little street up near the former Conquest Ready Mix on Summit Street was finally given a name. It is now called Conquest Place.
The meeting agenda simply said “A Street With No Name” in order to surprise Conquest, who is a member of the board.
They wanted to surprise him and that they did. Olson already had a street sign printed up, just waiting for approval.
This little street is over where the old Buddy n Pals restaurant and bar originally was located, directly across from the Breyfogle Farm. Conquest is a relative of the Breyfogle family.
Olson told the board that he was suggesting that this should be named after someone who has served the city of Crown Point for years.
Conquest served as a city councilman as well as the Board of Public Works and Safety. It is putting his family name back on what was family land. As the Mayor called for a vote, he said, “I know we will have one person abstaining.” The vote was 4-0-1. Conquest abstained from voting.
On his way out of the meeting Conquest said, “I guess it’s good I don’t have any boys. They would come and steal the street sign for their own houses.”