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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2010, 01:59:52 PM »

My favorite street name ever is on the Westside of Jacksonville

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2010, 02:53:46 PM »

Street themes for Lawrence:

The city is divided east and west by Massachusetts Street. To the east are: New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland.

Going west, the street names are in the order of admission, starting with Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, and so on, until you get to Florida. After Florida, the state name pattern continues out of order: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, California, and Iowa.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2010, 03:37:05 PM »

My favorite street name ever is on the Westside of Jacksonville

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there's an old route 3 alignment in Alaska that has been cut off called Nooutlet Road.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2010, 03:36:32 PM »

Lots of good ones! Thank you, and keep 'em coming! :D
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2010, 10:02:04 AM »

In Royal Oak, MI, there is an intersection where Lincoln and Wilson Avenues intersect and there is also a Lincoln-Vermont Avenues intersection to the west.

On Detroit's southwest side, around the Livernois Avenue/I-75 area, many of the residential streets have military-related names (Calvary, Dragoon, Army, Infantry, Musket, Cadet, Regular, Navy, there's even a Military Street, ironic), this is because they all are near old Fort Wayne in some way or another.

A good example is Wyandotte, MI's east-west streets. South of Northline, all of the east-west streets are named after trees (it starts at Spruce and ends at Grove), south of there, the east-west streets are named after Michigan towns.

A trailer park in Romulus, MI has airplane-related names (Airborne, Panam, Turbo, Aircoach, Piper, Bonanza, Metro).

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2010, 07:53:20 PM »

I lost track of where I was, somewhere in South Jersey I think, there were a bunch of presidential streets, and in the midst of them was a Clinton St. (and this was clearly the case for many, many years).  Foreshadowing?

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2010, 10:08:14 AM »

I lost track of where I was, somewhere in South Jersey I think, there were a bunch of presidential streets, and in the midst of them was a Clinton St. (and this was clearly the case for many, many years).  Foreshadowing?
Well there is that neighborhood in I believe Piscataway that has a bunch of patriotic street names (e.g. Freedom, Democracy). It might be in the same general area.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #57 on: December 26, 2010, 03:10:10 PM »

Oh  yeah,  in  Buffalo NY,, there  is a triangular  section formed by major  streets:  William, Jefferson,  Clinton.  Foreshadowing?
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2011, 02:34:58 AM »

Wall St, Broadway, and a few numbered streets in an inconspicuous corner of Portland.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2011, 11:54:55 PM »

How about Presidential streets in New Square, NY? Interestingly, they ran out of room (probably), which results in streets like "Washington Bush"
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2011, 12:53:57 AM »

 :hmmm: Is'nt Washingtons' Bush MArtha?
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2011, 05:37:22 PM »

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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2011, 10:36:15 PM »

There's a couple of Grand Prix racing drivers named on a collection of dirt roads (and mobile homes) outside of Venus, Florida. Mark Donohue, Mario Andretti, David Hobbs, Jackie Oliver, Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, and Rodger Penske. What an odd location for that collection, to be honest...although the CR 731 around it is rather fun to drive on. As a racing fan and road geek, I made the pilgrimage; it turns out Grand Prix Drive was renamed for Dale Earnhardt and another road was renamed for Alan Kulwicki, both fallen NASCAR champs, which at least validates the names of the other streets (sort of).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=venus,+florida&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.126202,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Venus,+Highlands,+Florida&ll=27.053775,-81.437445&spn=0.012651,0.027595&z=15
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2011, 01:00:04 PM »

Actually when i went to college in St Paul, the streets west of Downtown Minneapolis that go N-S are in alphabetical order. 
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2011, 02:11:17 PM »

There's a couple of Grand Prix racing drivers named on a collection of dirt roads (and mobile homes) outside of Venus, Florida. Mark Donohue, Mario Andretti, David Hobbs, Jackie Oliver, Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, and Rodger Penske. What an odd location for that collection, to be honest...although the CR 731 around it is rather fun to drive on. As a racing fan and road geek, I made the pilgrimage; it turns out Grand Prix Drive was renamed for Dale Earnhardt and another road was renamed for Alan Kulwicki, both fallen NASCAR champs, which at least validates the names of the other streets (sort of).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=venus,+florida&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.126202,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Venus,+Highlands,+Florida&ll=27.053775,-81.437445&spn=0.012651,0.027595&z=15


In California, a similar thing exists in Moreno Valley not far from where Riverside International Raceway used to be, and in Ontario near the site of the now-demolished Ontario Motor Speedway.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2011, 03:03:01 PM »

In Brossard, QC, street names are grouped by initial letter and laid out in a roughly alphabetical order.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2011, 09:22:02 PM »

Someone is obviously a Star Trek fan   :-D



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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2011, 03:17:38 PM »

Someone is obviously a Star Trek fan   :-D



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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2011, 04:17:36 PM »

Bring on the Borg, The Vulcan and the Ferengi. :)

Would you settle for Picard Ln and Crusher Ave?
http://g.co/maps/fr96t

Or maybe Warp Drive and Impulse Ln?
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2011, 10:10:42 PM »

Gary, IN is pretty simple. West of Broadway are the presidents in order and east of Broadway are the states in (almost) order of statehood date. The first nine streets (13 colonies) are out of order and some were skipped.  East-west roads are numbers starting at the steel mills and going south.

Lake Station, IN has alphabetical counties of Indiana, but some were skipped. I'd assume the more recent counties.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2011, 10:24:21 PM »

No mention of the District of Columbia in this thread.

Most of the Avenues run at least somewhat on a diagonal and are named for the states.  Only exception is Ohio, which has a Drive.  Used to be that Washington had a Circle (which it still does), but it also has an Avenue now.

Numbered streets run N-S and get higher as one gets away from North and South Capitol Streets. 

Lettered streets run E-W and start with A (just north and south of East Capitol Street and the National Mall) and work up to W Street (no J, X, Y or Z).  Then there's the two-syllable "alphabet" streets, then three-syllable and then along 16th Street, N.W. there are streets named for trees and shrubs.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #71 on: December 28, 2011, 10:32:19 PM »

Streets in the "new town" of Columbia, Howard County, Maryland were named after things found in English-language literature.

Some of my favorites include:

Broken Staff
Kilimanjaro
Sunny Spring
Cradlerock
Lasting Light
Golden Rod
Spring Water
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2011, 10:56:26 PM »

Oshkosh WI. has east-west numbers, and north-south states on the south side of the fox river, as well as an east-west presidents area, and a tree themed area.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #73 on: December 28, 2011, 11:36:35 PM »

Gary, IN is pretty simple. West of Broadway are the presidents in order and east of Broadway are the states in (almost) order of statehood date. The first nine streets (13 colonies) are out of order and some were skipped.  East-west roads are numbers starting at the steel mills and going south.

Lake Station, IN has alphabetical counties of Indiana, but some were skipped. I'd assume the more recent counties.

I believe the reason why some of the counties are skipped is because their names are used elsewhere, such as for Harrison, Washington, and Ohio. Since those names are already being used, there is no use in repeating it again.
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Re: Themed street names
« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2011, 01:55:48 AM »

There's a very small subdivision in Jeffersonville, Indiana that is squeezed between the hospital and the sewage plant that consists of Martin Circle, Luther Circle, and King Circle - http://g.co/maps/uwrcz
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