A Street Named for a Dentist?

A street in the Bronx named for a dentist?  Yes, the Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard was named for the dentist, naturalist, archaeologist and historian of the Bronx.  Since 1981 Dr. Kazimiroff’s name has been attached to the Boulevard for a few scenic blocks along the New York Botanical Garden.   Legend says that Dr. Kazmiroff once extracted a tooth of a lion at the Bronx Zoo.  He passed away in 1980.  His wife is still alive at 95.  But recently Mayor Bloomberg removed this honor and restored the older name of Southern Boulevard.  After family members complained, Dr. Kazimiroff’s name was retained as an honorary designation.  How nice that a dentist received this recognition – even if short lived!

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