For those of you who may not know, Herbert Guyer was one of the city’s most beloved alderman back in the day. Pretty much everyone knew “Mr. Guyer” and his brother in-law, Vernon “Chick” Tallman.
But perhaps if you asked anyone today who Herbert Guyer was, you would only get your answer from the elderly or an historian.
This may not have been the case if my great-great-grandfather’s park was still on the corner of Ontario and Fourth streets. Unfortunately, today, that corner hosts another vacant lot.
Some of you may recall my grandmother, Barbara Jones, writing a letter to the editor about the city’s dedication to my great-great-grandfather June 27th, 1968.