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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2010, 12:15:46 AM »

There's an industrial park west of Columbus (near Hilliard) that uses shoe brands for street names.
In Baton Rouge there are a bunch of street themes.
Between the LSU campus and DT BR you have president named streets followed by state names for streets.
You also have the Saint streets in Beauroguard Town (another named district between the business district and LSU)
Just SE of the LSU campus is the Tigertown subdivision which uses other university names for the streets
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2010, 08:27:48 AM »

Space Theme: Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, Orion, Gemini, Pegasus, Andromeda.

The Flowers Estate, Southampton: Violet, Primrose, Pansy, Iris, Begonia, Honeysuckle, Dahlia, Lilac, Daisy, Bluebell, Tulip, Aster, Laburnum, Lobelia, Carnation, Poppy, Lupin

There's lots of pairs and triplets of themed names in Southampton (eg Nile, Khartoum and Omdurman - the two largest cities in the Sudan and the river that separates them), but there's not many larger chunks at all (AFAICS), even in new build bits. Partially because there's lots of randomness, partially because extra roads have been added, and partially because the themes are rather general - there's a industrial estate that's all seas and cruise ships, but I would struggle to call that a single theme.

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Cathedral Cities: Lincoln, Salisbury, Ely, Winchester, Canterbury, York

Milton Keynes, being a new town (it shockingly has numbered streets in the centre - 14th being the highest, as well as a large grid pattern of major roads surrounding 1km-ish sort of squares - simply not English!), mostly built in the last 35 years, one large estate at a time is rife with them, though there's probably more I haven't spotted. Themed estates being the in-thing while a lot of it was being built, and there being a lot of estates. Composers (though I've not heard of a lot of these), Abbeys(?), Places in Middlesex (mostly tube stations), Science and Engineering (?), 20th Century Entertainers (Most are musicians, but there are some which are comedians - Laurel and Chaplin, for instance), Palaces, Places in Cornwall, Cricket, Places in Bucks, South London sort of area and a random mixture (Dorney, Brill and Maidenhead are all localish, the others I have no idea what they are doing there) form another estate based on places, Poets and Authors, Lakes (or at least there's a lot of lakes there), Places in Devon. That's 10 estates, so that'll do!
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2010, 09:05:03 AM »

. . . eg Nile, Khartoum and Omdurman . . .

I'm kind of surprised there isn't a "Gordon" nearby.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2010, 10:03:56 AM »

There is (sort of - it's some way away, especially compared to the short length of the roads with the Sudan theme), but it's completely unrelated. map
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2010, 10:10:44 AM »

For example, downtown Phoenix, Arizona has east-west streets named for US presidents (Van Buren, Washington, Pierce and so forth), the Palm Springs area has streets named after famous celebrities that lived there (Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Gerald Ford); in Redondo Beach, California, the little side streets off Catalina Drive are named for gems (Opal, Emerald, Garnet, Ruby).

Does your town or section of town have themed street names? (Tree names are so common, perhaps we can skip those.)

The Cedar Hills neighborhood on the Westside of Jacksonville has streets named after nursery rhyme/fairytail characters.  Such as Miss Muffett Lane, Tinkerbell, Cinderella Dr etc.  A man would have to be very secure in his masculinity to live on some of those roads
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2010, 05:19:44 PM »

There's a subdivision (early 1960s vintage) near here that has the following street names: Eastline, Westline, Meridian, Vesta, Satellite, and Nuclear.  Yes, Nuclear.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2010, 06:02:46 PM »

There is a neighborhood nearby in Concord, Ca that is referred to as "The Fruitbowl" because all of the streets are named after various fruits (Apple, Peach, Pear, etc).  In San Francisco the east-west streets out in the Sunset district are alphabetical from north to south.  This gives you "Irving, Judah, Kirkham,etc ....." finishing at "...Uloa, Vicente, Wawona, Yorba"
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2010, 07:38:21 PM »

All the street names in Lake Parsippany are towns or communities in NJ.  There are several alphabetical sets starting with A and running to a random letter before resetting.

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2010, 07:52:43 PM »

Wildwood Crest, NJ's E-W streets are named for American cities.
The entire eastern half of Cape May, NJ is named N-S for various cities in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, and the E-W's are named for states.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2010, 08:13:31 PM »

And, Atlantic City's streets are named after the Monopoly board!  :sombrero:
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 10:33:01 AM »

Many of Dover NJ's streets in the center of town are named for the counties in New Jersey
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2010, 11:30:54 AM »

And, Atlantic City's streets are named after the Monopoly board!  :sombrero:

No, I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. :|
There's a section of Ingleside Rd. between US 40 and I-70 in Baltimore County that has the names of Maryland's counties.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 11:32:00 AM »

And, Atlantic City's streets are named after the Monopoly board!  :sombrero:

No, I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. :|

I know that, hence the  :sombrero:!
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2010, 11:33:19 AM »

And, Atlantic City's streets are named after the Monopoly board!  :sombrero:

No, I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. :|

I know that, hence the  :sombrero:!

Something told me you did. :P
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2010, 04:11:22 PM »

In  downtown  Albuquerque,  all of the east - west  streets are named after minerals :  Iron Ave, Coal Ave, Lead  Ave.,Gold  Ave., Copper Ave.  you  get the picture.  Many other cities in NM  followed this  patern with naming the streets after  minerals.  In the fifties,  builders would name the streets  with  women's  names  in new  subdivisions.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2010, 05:32:40 PM »

In  downtown  Albuquerque,  all of the east - west  streets are named after minerals :  Iron Ave, Coal Ave, Lead  Ave.,Gold  Ave., Copper Ave.  you  get the picture.  Many other cities in NM  followed this  patern with naming the streets after  minerals.  In the fifties,  builders would name the streets  with  women's  names  in new  subdivisions.
The same happens in Butte, MT (eg. I-115 transitioning into Iron St)
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Butte,+MT,+United+States&sll=39.361096,-74.445698&sspn=0.00735,0.013711&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Butte,+Silver+Bow,+Montana,+United+States&ll=46.009005,-112.548537&spn=0.013204,0.043774&z=15
There is a neighborhood nearby in Concord, Ca that is referred to as "The Fruitbowl" because all of the streets are named after various fruits (Apple, Peach, Pear, etc).  In San Francisco the east-west streets out in the Sunset district are alphabetical from north to south.  This gives you "Irving, Judah, Kirkham,etc ....." finishing at "...Uloa, Vicente, Wawona, Yorba"
There's also a similar thing around 3rd St at Hunters Point where it starts at Amador, Burke, Custer, Davidson, Evans...etc..then finishes with Thomas, Underwood, Van Dyke, Wallace & Yosemite.
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hunters+Point,+San+Francisco,+CA,+United+States&sll=37.73098,-122.385378&sspn=0.015036,0.027423&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hunters+Point,+San+Francisco,+California,+United+States&ll=37.733763,-122.394819&spn=0.015035,0.043774&z=15
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2010, 09:35:32 PM »

What, no mention of King Arthur's Court?  :sombrero:

Sauk City also has a haphazard arrangement of US Presidents.
The streets around the center of Madison, WI are generally named after the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2010, 11:09:03 PM »

There's an industrial park west of Columbus (near Hilliard) that uses shoe brands for street names.
In Baton Rouge there are a bunch of street themes.
Between the LSU campus and DT BR you have president named streets followed by state names for streets.
You also have the Saint streets in Beauroguard Town (another named district between the business district and LSU)
Just SE of the LSU campus is the Tigertown subdivision which uses other university names for the streets

Virtually every subdivision in BR has one theme or another. Besides the above, the ones of note:

- Streets with business terminology names in the Old Jefferson subdivision: Vice-President, Profit, Treasurer, Debt, Dividend, Quorum, Chairman, Board, Commission, Director, et al.
- Obligatory Sherwood Forest subdivision street names: Robin Hood, Little John, Archery
- Streets named after Louisiana parishes in Capitol Heights
- The Garden District's streets are all names of types of flowering trees
- Melrose Place streets use names of Mississippi River plantations: Parlange, Hermitage, Rosedown, Asphodel (one of many plantation themed subdivisions in EBR Parish)
- Several parts of town have presidential streets; the parish has had to remove duplicate names in the past (and we still have two streets named for Washington)
- Tigerland has streets named for famous LSU athletes; other universities' names are used for streets in College Town
- Civil War themed names in Shenandoah Estates (southeast EBRP)
- Trees and Civil War generals in Southdowns (Lee, Pickett, Stuart), with street names duplicated elsewhere replaced by Scottish city names (Glasgow, Edinburgh)
- The area east of the University Lakes has streets all ending in -dale
- Off Perkins Road near City Park is a small subdivision with streets named after ancient poets and philosophers (Horace, Vigil, Pliny, etc.)
- And just west of University Lake off Darylmple, Lake Crest subd. has streets named for the months of March-July
- Indian/Native American themed names in Istrouma (North Baton Rouge adjacent to the refinery)
- Revolutionary War theme in Concord Estates (bounded by I-10, College, Perkins, and the Rural Life Museum property)
- My personal favorite: names of long-extinct automobile makes (with the exception of Ford and Cadillac) in the Zion City area (on the east side of Plank Road just south of Hooper)

This of course does not include the innumerable look-alike, sound-alike subdivision streets with names evoking nature (trees, water, or a combination thereof) or somehow mirroring the major street in its immediate vicinity (Highland Oaks, Jefferson Park, Bluebonnet Centre, ad nauseum).
Don't get me started on the number of streets with "Wood", "Lake", or "Park" in their name within EBR Parish alone. The number is somewhere in the hundreds. Trust me on this, I have checked.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2010, 07:24:59 AM »

Huntington WV, has a numbered grid system.  Streets run towards the river, avenues run parallel to it.  You omit the "E" on the east side of the grid, but not for the west side.  Thus 1st Street and 1st Street West are one block apart, while 30th Street and 30th Street West are 60 blocks appart.  You can determine the location by the street number, such as 1560 7th Avenue would be the block between 15th and 16th Streets.  Anyway, the avenues are numbered in the east, but are the presidents in order in the west, skipping the duplicates and resetting to account for a bend in the river.  3rd thus becomes Washington, 4th Adams, etc.  You can still determine location in the same manner.

I do not know the origin, but a housing development in Jefferson County, WV, has streets named after Ayn Rand.  Both her and other persons in the Objectivist movement, and characters in Atlas Shruged and The Fountainhead.  Main street is John Gault.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2010, 07:49:47 AM »

In College Park (GA), many of the streets east-west streets (avenues) are named after colleges and universities: Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Oxford, Oglethorpe (decommissioned), Harvard, and Cambridge.

Also, many streets in the Atlanta area are named Peachtree; too many to name or count. :-D


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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2010, 10:11:42 AM »

The EW county roads in Woods County, OK are all named after the other 76 counties in the state.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2010, 09:19:46 PM »

Philadelphia E-W streets intersecting Broad are named after PA counties...
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2010, 10:55:55 PM »

Tulsa, OK, has a series of north-south streets named for US cities.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2010, 11:37:27 PM »

There's a section of Chicago where most of the streets begin with the letter K. Kedzie Avenue is one of them. I've always heard it referred to as K-Town.

There's a subdivision in Jackson in which the streets are named for presidents. The subdivision is named Presidential Hills.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2010, 10:03:53 AM »

There's a section of Chicago where most of the streets begin with the letter K. Kedzie Avenue is one of them. I've always heard it referred to as K-Town.

Chicago's avenues (in the city only) have areas where they progress westward through the alphabet.  There's a section that starts with K, another with M, another with N, and so on and so on.
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