Daniel ElstonDaniel Elston
(May 20, 1780–Sept. 13, 1855)

Elston, a British merchant, came to Chicago and manufactured soap, candles, and erected a distillery and brewery. He was school inspector and alderman, but lost his offices when his lands were removed from the city bounds by the legislature. Elston Avenue is named for him.

photo and text by Joe Collier