Added May 23 2012
The pier is not named after the street. Both the street and the pier are named after John V. Farwell. He is one of six investors who formed the Rogers Park Building & Land Co. in 1873, five years before "Rogers Park" was incorporated as a Village and twenty years before it was annexed as part of Chicago. The other guys were Patrick Touhy, Luther Greenleaf, Stephen Lunt,Charles Morse and George Estes. Touhy's father-in-law, Phillip Rogers, had died way back in 1856. You may call it Pratt Pier; you may call it "Shirley"; you may call it anything you want but it's given name is FARWELL PIER...forever.