Hot dog inventor to be among first 20 famous Derbeians to be commemorated with blue plaques in the city
THE man who some credit with inventing the American hot dog is among 20 famous Derby residents to be commemorated with a blue plaque in the city.
Born in Derby in 1856, caterer Harry Stevens emigrated to the USA in the 1880s.
His dachshund sausages served in bread rolls became a popular snack among baseball fans and then an American favourite.
Now he has been named among the first 20 people to be commemorated in the blue plaque scheme, run by Derby City Council and Derby Civic Society.
Others to be celebrated include 18th century architect Joseph Pickford, and the Lombe brothers, who built the first Silk Mill.