changed the name of Waverly avenue to Fuld avenue in honor of the late Felix Fuld, Jewish philanthropist and communal leader.
Waverly avenue was chosen because at one end stands the new Y.M.H.A. building, which was erected with Fuld’s aid, and a few blocks away is situated the B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue, at which Fuld worshipped for many years.
SCHOOL BOARD FOLLOWS SUIT
The Board of Education followed suit by changing the name of Waverly Avenue High School to Fuld Avenue High School.
Property owners on the avenue immediately rose up in arms, petitioning the Commission to restore the old name. The petition was signed by 119 property owners, of whom a substantial number are Jews. Among the reasons adduced for restoration were inconvenience in changing property titles and sentimental attachment.