City To Name Street After John Wardlaw

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John Wardlaw, the late “mammoth of a man” who was credited with changing public housing in Hartford, will have a city street named after him.

The city and the Hartford Housing Authority will formally rename Overlook Terrace “John D. Wardlaw Way” in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, according to an email today from Hartford 2000. Wardlaw’s friends and relatives are expected to attend.

The housing authority is located on Overlook Terrace. Wardlaw, who died in Nov. 2008 at age 71, had retired in 2005 after being the agency’s longtime executive director.

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John Wardlaw in 2001. Photo by Tony Bacewicz/The Hartford Courant.

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