In 1914, about 40 or 50 residents of Beechwood attended a meeting Wednesday evening at the home of John J. Frank for the purpose of making Beechwood a more satisfactory place in which to reside. There was considerable interest in this meeting. The original meeting was called for the purpose of discussing the streets of Beechwood. Ziba Squier, who laid out most of the streets of Beechwood, was not present, however, and nothing definite could be done about the matter. The streets of Beechwood, it was stated, were in a very deplorable condition. The village of Beechwood was in the village limits of Lakewood and so the Lakewood officials were asked to make the necessary repairs. Arnold Hopkins had been assigned to police duty at Beechwood and would patrol the streets to suppress disorder.