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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #200 on: September 04, 2015, 02:20:58 AM »

Cosmos, MN (pop. 470) - E/W streets are generally named after constellations, and N/S streets are generally named after planets. The northern city line is Northern Cross Ave. and the southern line is Southern Cross Ave.

They skip Uranus St and go right from Saturn St to Neptune St, so I wonder if they skipped that to begin with or if they had problems with sign thefts.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #201 on: September 04, 2015, 11:30:10 AM »

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but Buffalo has the Fruit Belt:

"Maple," ... "Locust,"

Fruit?

Yeah I don't know, in this "belt" those are just the other names.

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #202 on: April 12, 2019, 02:08:11 AM »

(Thread revival)

There's a part of Renton, WA (the Highlands neighborhood) where the north-south streets are named after counties and other cities in Washington, including other suburbs of Seattle.

From west to east (between I-405 and 156th Avenue SE): Aberdeen, Kennewick, Blaine, Camas, Dayton, Edmonds, Ferndale, Harrington, Index, Jefferson (County), Kirkland, Lynnwood, Monroe, Newport, Olympia, Pierce (County), Redmond, Shelton, Tacoma, Union, Vashon, Anacortes, Bremerton, Chelan, Duvall, Graham, Hoquiaum, Ilwaco, Kitsap (County), Lyons, Mount Baker, Nile, Orcas, Pasco, Quincy, and Rosario (Island).

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #203 on: April 12, 2019, 08:13:07 AM »

In a unique move for Utah cities, Ogden names its grid north-south streets for presidents. US 89 through downtown is Washington Blvd, and the names go up in order east of there, using “Quincy” for the 6th president. The city runs out of room past Buchanan, but the names restart on the other side of Washington, skipping Johnson possibly because he was impeached.

But IMO, the best naming theme is in Dinosaur CO, where streets are named for...you guessed it, dinosaurs. The vast majority of streets are alliterative: US 40 runs through on Brontosaurus Blvd, and the N/S streets include Triceratops Terrace, Antrodemus Alley, Plateosaurus Place, Ceratosaurus Circle, Brachiosaurus Bypass, Camptosaurus Crescent, Diplodicus Drive, and Tyrannosaurus Triangle. There’s also Stegosaurus Freeway (carrying CO 64) and Allosaurus Lane.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #204 on: April 12, 2019, 08:40:10 AM »

Fort Smith uses city names for its E-W streets starting at the 2700 South block , except for Z which is Zero.

North of there, it's alphabet up.

Going north for downtown, it goes up to U St, but aligned NW-SE

North-South Streets are mostly enumerated starting with 2nd.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #205 on: April 12, 2019, 09:37:09 AM »

There is a section of Nashville near the airport with planet named streets.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bna&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.240038,49.921875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nashville+International+Airport+(BNA),+Nashville,+Davidson,+Tennessee+37214&ll=36.121878,-86.699102&spn=0.013138,0.012188&z=16

There is also a section of West Nashville where the streets are named after Ford/Lincoln/Mercury automobiles that were produced in the 50s and 60s (Fairlane, Galaxie, Thunderbird, Capri, Continental, Comet, Starliner, Ranchero, Marauder, Sunliner, Edsel, Futura), and other Ford-related names (Henry Ford, River Rouge, Grosse Point, Landau, Fordomatic, Foundry).  This neighborhood (Charlotte Park) was mostly built around the time the nearby Ford glass plant was built in the 50s.

Also in Hermitage, east of Nashville, there is one neighborhood with state capitals (Des Moines, Raleigh, Trenton, Baton Rouge, Phoenix, Frankfort, Atlanta, St. Paul, Albany, Denver, Topeka, Concord, Columbus, Juneau).  They also have a neighborhood with every street named Bonna-something (Bonnawood, Bonnaspring, Bonnacroft, Bonnalynn, Bonnaridge, etc.)
The capital themed street neighborhood is nicknamed “The Nations.”
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #206 on: April 12, 2019, 01:35:29 PM »

In a unique move for Utah cities, Ogden names its grid north-south streets for presidents. US 89 through downtown is Washington Blvd, and the names go up in order east of there, using “Quincy” for the 6th president. The city runs out of room past Buchanan, but the names restart on the other side of Washington, skipping Johnson possibly because he was impeached.

Wonder would they do/would do for the Harrisons, or the Bushes?

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But IMO, the best naming theme is in Dinosaur CO, where streets are named for...you guessed it, dinosaurs. The vast majority of streets are alliterative: US 40 runs through on Brontosaurus Blvd, and the N/S streets include Triceratops Terrace, Antrodemus Alley, Plateosaurus Place, Ceratosaurus Circle, Brachiosaurus Bypass, Camptosaurus Crescent, Diplodicus Drive, and Tyrannosaurus Triangle. There’s also Stegosaurus Freeway (carrying CO 64) and Allosaurus Lane.

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #207 on: April 12, 2019, 02:21:05 PM »

Must be phone giving one's address over the phone fun!

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #208 on: April 12, 2019, 04:26:54 PM »

My hometown of Wyoming, Ohio, has pretty generic names in the older part (settled in late 1800s), like Maple, Elm, Clark, Washington, etc.   But in the 50s and 60s some new subdivisions were built and some of the street names are all Western-themed (though not specific to Wyoming): Laramie Trail, Cody Pass, Flagstaff Dr, Abilene Trail, Morts Pass, Cochise Ct, etc....

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #209 on: April 12, 2019, 04:28:07 PM »

Wouldn't it be cool if there were a neighborhood whose streets were all named after assassins and serial killers?
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #210 on: April 12, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »

Green Bay, WI names streets after Presidents from Washington to Van Buren, and they named the next street after Daniel Webster because the community was very confident that he was going to win the election against William Henry Harrison.  When Harrison won, they decided to abandon the theme.

LOL.  :-D  Thanks. I grew up in Allouez and never knew why it went to Webster (followed by Clay) before jumping back to presidents one time with Roosevelt.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #211 on: April 14, 2019, 09:28:04 PM »

There is a section of Riverside, CA, that is called "Wood Streets". It's an older neighborhood (nice, tree-lined streets), probably dating from the 1910s-1920s, where the east-west (technically WNW-ESE) streets have names like Larchwood, Beechwood, Elmwood, Linwood, Oakwood, Rosewood, Edgewood, Brentwood, & Maplewood.


Sounds like a section of my old town of Eastpointe MI.  There was a Elmwood, Linwood, Maplewood, Birchwood, Beachwood, Cresentwood, Oakwood, and Firwood. All was located near Hayes.

Both Warren and Roseville MI had a section named for Car makers (Brands) of the 1920s.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #212 on: April 16, 2019, 01:43:48 PM »

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #213 on: April 16, 2019, 08:15:10 PM »

In a unique move for Utah cities, Ogden names its grid north-south streets for presidents. US 89 through downtown is Washington Blvd, and the names go up in order east of there, using “Quincy” for the 6th president. The city runs out of room past Buchanan, but the names restart on the other side of Washington, skipping Johnson possibly because he was impeached.

Wonder would they do/would do for the Harrisons, or the Bushes?

For a row of streets to be named in straight order after USA presidents, with no duplications, the list as of now would be:

1 - Washington
2 - Adams
3 - Jefferson
4 - Madison
5 - Monroe
(5.1 - John Quincy Adams)
6 - Jackson
7 - Van Buren
8 - Harrison
9 - Tyler
10 - Polk
11 - Taylor
12 - Fillmore
13 - Pierce
14 - Buchanon
15 - Lincoln
16 - Johnson
17 - Grant
18 - Hayes
19 - Garfield
20 - Arthur
21 - Cleveland
(21.1 - Benjamin Harrison)
(21.2 - Cleveland - 2nd term)
22 - McKinley
23 - Roosevelt
24 - Taft
25 - Wilson
26 - Harding
27 - Coolidge
28 - Hoover
(28.1 - Franklin D. Roosevelt)
29 - Truman
30 - Eisenhower
31 - Kennedy
(31.1 - Lyndon B. Johnson)
32 - Nixon
33 - Ford
34 - Carter
35 - Reagan
36 - Bush
37 - Clinton
(37.1 - George W. Bush)
38 - Obama
39 - Trump

I can see the potential for confusions between Tyler and Taylor, though.  :meh:

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #214 on: April 17, 2019, 04:45:26 AM »

The neighborhood I grew up in had streets named after famous universities. I lived on Cambridge, and there was Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Oxford, and Princeton.

My in-laws in Australia live in a subdivision with streets named after famous cricketers. Bradman, Benaud, Simpson, Hassett, Chappell, Border are a few of them.

Oddly enough there is a subdivision in Highlands Ranch (CO) where the streets are Australian cities and towns - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Hobart, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Rockhampton, Launceston, etc..

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #215 on: April 17, 2019, 11:43:47 AM »

Wonder would they do/would do for the Harrisons, or the Bushes?

For a row of streets to be named in straight order after USA presidents, with no duplications, the list as of now would be:

[snipped]

Right. Since, for 5.1, they've used "Qunicy", I wonder what name they'd use for 21.1, 28.1 (probably "Delano"), 31.1 and 37.1
(I'm guessing they wouldn't need one for 21.2, since the streets are likely named for the presidents, not the presidencies.)
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #216 on: April 17, 2019, 08:18:30 PM »

Wonder would they do/would do for the Harrisons, or the Bushes?

For a row of streets to be named in straight order after USA presidents, with no duplications, the list as of now would be:

[snipped]

Right. Since, for 5.1, they've used "Qunicy", I wonder what name they'd use for 21.1, 28.1 (probably "Delano"), 31.1 and 37.1
(I'm guessing they wouldn't need one for 21.2, since the streets are likely named for the presidents, not the presidencies.)

Hmmmmm.  Interesting question.

21.1 - 'Benjamin'?
31.1 - 'Lyndon'?
37.1 - 'Walker'?

 :hmmm:

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« Reply #217 on: April 17, 2019, 08:44:18 PM »

37.1 - 'Walker'?

I immediately thought of someone else — and you're the one that's from Wisconsin!
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #218 on: April 20, 2019, 05:38:38 PM »

Joliet, IL has a section where the streets are all named after....rocks.  This gives a whole new meaning to the name it calls itself on the billboards--"The City of Excitement" LMAO

The most heavily travelled of these east-west "rock" streets is the street IL-53 uses to cross the Des Plaines River:  Ruby Street. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.53649,-88.0880702,17.33z
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« Reply #219 on: April 29, 2019, 10:58:56 AM »

In Rapid City, SD, in the space of East North Street, East Boulevard North, Lacrosse Street, and SD 44, the east-west streets are named after populous cities in the US (New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis), while the north-south streets seem to be named after cities in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine, Waterloo, Lacrosse)

Seems a little weird to me that not all of the streets are named after presidents, considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore.
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« Reply #220 on: April 29, 2019, 01:27:46 PM »

In Rapid City, SD, in the space of East North Street, East Boulevard North, Lacrosse Street, and SD 44, the east-west streets are named after populous cities in the US (New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis), while the north-south streets seem to be named after cities in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine, Waterloo, Lacrosse)

Seems a little weird to me that not all of the streets are named after presidents, considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore.

The part that seems weird to me is that Rapid City has all the presidential statues on downtown street corners, with none of the streets named after presidents.
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« Reply #221 on: April 29, 2019, 02:12:37 PM »

In Rapid City, SD, in the space of East North Street, East Boulevard North, Lacrosse Street, and SD 44, the east-west streets are named after populous cities in the US (New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis), while the north-south streets seem to be named after cities in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine, Waterloo, Lacrosse)

Seems a little weird to me that not all of the streets are named after presidents, considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore.

The part that seems weird to me is that Rapid City has all the presidential statues on downtown street corners, with none of the streets named after presidents.


Well, when were the streets named? Mt. Rushmore isn't all that old of a monument, and Rapid City isn't particularly associated with presidents otherwise, is it?
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« Reply #222 on: April 29, 2019, 02:24:57 PM »

In Rapid City, SD, in the space of East North Street, East Boulevard North, Lacrosse Street, and SD 44, the east-west streets are named after populous cities in the US (New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis), while the north-south streets seem to be named after cities in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine, Waterloo, Lacrosse)

Seems a little weird to me that not all of the streets are named after presidents, considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore.

The part that seems weird to me is that Rapid City has all the presidential statues on downtown street corners, with none of the streets named after presidents.


Well, when were the streets named? Mt. Rushmore isn't all that old of a monument, and Rapid City isn't particularly associated with presidents otherwise, is it?
So you're saying you can't rename streets?
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #223 on: April 29, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »

In Rapid City, SD, in the space of East North Street, East Boulevard North, Lacrosse Street, and SD 44, the east-west streets are named after populous cities in the US (New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis), while the north-south streets seem to be named after cities in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine, Waterloo, Lacrosse)

Seems a little weird to me that not all of the streets are named after presidents, considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore.

The part that seems weird to me is that Rapid City has all the presidential statues on downtown street corners, with none of the streets named after presidents.


Well, when were the streets named? Mt. Rushmore isn't all that old of a monument, and Rapid City isn't particularly associated with presidents otherwise, is it?
So you're saying you can't rename streets?


Depends on city rules.  For example, in Portland, OR, there is a petition process, along with getting businesses along the street to agree, filling out forms, having hearings, and raising money; and it can only be done once per year.  That is, unless you are the city, and they just changed street names willy-nilly (which is why Portland Ave became Rosa Parks Way, with no warning... or 39th Avenue became Cesar Chavez Way), and then block the legitimate attempts to rename street names (which is why 39th changed, instead of 42nd becoming Douglas Adams Blvd).


In cases where there is a limit to how much and how often they can enact changes, it may be easier to just not deal with it, and think about those sorts of things when new roads/streets are built.
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« Reply #224 on: April 30, 2019, 09:01:17 PM »

I never realized this but in Orlando there is a Princeton Street.  Just always thought coincidental that it was named after the city in NJ that a lot of you all hate being used as a control city on I-295 N Bound in Mercer County.

Then I drove Edgewater Drive in Orlando at Princeton Street and noticed the names of nearby streets such as Harvard and Yale along with Dartmouth Streets and being its neighborhood in Orlando is called College Park I then realized that Princeton was named after the New Jersey borough.
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