Street to be named after first Cathedral City mayor

November 8th, 2013 | by Colin Atagi | Comments

There’s no shortage of streets named after celebrities and other prominent Coachella Valley residents across the desert, and one more is being added to the long list.

A street in downtown Cathedral City will be named after the community’s first mayor, Robert Hillery.

A ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 14, according to the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce.

tdsdc5-60ax00k7aop1ilty328q_layoutIt will take place at Monty Hall and First Street, which is one block north of East Palm Canyon Drive.

Hillery’s father, Williard Hillery, moved to the desert in the 1920s and founded the chamber in 1937.

His mother, Marguerite Hillery, established the Cathedral City Library.

Robert Hillery was a member of Cathedral City Elementary School’s first graduating class in 1940.

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