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 Louis Aloys Risse

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Louis Aloys Risse

Birth
Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 10 Mar 1925 (aged 74)
USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 169994694 View Source
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Name Louis A. Risse
Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Mar 1925
Event Place Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 74
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Civil Engineer
Birth Date 28 Mar 1850
Birthplace France
Burial Date 13 Mar 1925
Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery
Father's Name Nicholas Risse
Father's Birthplace France
Mother's Name Anna Hauck
Mother's Birthplace France
Spouse's Name Marion D. Risse

Louis A. Risse, an immigrant and an engineer from Alsace-Lorraine, resided in a house on Mott Avenue, today's lower Concourse. When hunting in the Bathgate Woods, today's Crotona Park, he got the idea to build a highway on top of a prominent ridge to the west. He got his chance to design his Grand Concourse when he was named official Engineer of the Concourse in 1890. His idea of underpasses at major intersections is still copied. He modeled the street after the Champs Elysees in Paris.


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