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Ray1936
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Got to thinking about what Presidents have had streets named after them in Detroit. I think they've missed a few, so let me go down the list and maybe you can fill in some blanks where I leave a ??? for not knowing if there's a Detroit street for him.

Washington -- Washington Blvd downtown.
Adams -- borders GCP
Jefferson -- main drag, mostly east side
Madison -- also near GCP
Monroe -- downtown
John Quincy Adams -- Quincy St., near Joy & GR
Jackson -- ???
Van Buren -- west side, went thru Herman Gardens
Harrison -- down around Corktown
Tyler -- just N of New Center area
Polk -- ???
Taylor -- also N of New Center, I think
Fillmore -- ???
Pierce -- ???
Buchanan -- 1/2 mile s of W. Warren
Lincoln -- N from GR near Trumbull
Johnson -- ???
Grant -- ???
Hayes -- East side somewhere.
Garfield -- Think that's an east sider also
Arthur -- ???
Cleveland -- ???
Harrison -- See his Grandpa up above.
McKinley -- just e of W. Grand Blvd nr. Warren
Roosevelt -- West side, assume it's for Teddy
Taft -- GR and W. Gr. Blvd area.
Woodrow Wilson -- Full name for this baby!
Harding -- 'nother east side street

From FDR on, I don't think any have had streets named after them. Ford Road and Clinton Streets (downtown) were named for other notables.

So....any help on the above ??? entries/
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Jjaba
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kaline Drive and Cochrane Street by the ballpark.
Both Tigers heros.

Fenkell, Water Commissioner.

Judge Woodward laid out Detroit.

jjaba.
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Taj920
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 11:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clinton Street near 1300 Beaubien and Ford Road
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 11:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From a 1930s map:

Jackson - near Junction and Michigan

Pierce - near Gratiot and Heidelberg

Johnson - near Vernor and 21st

Grant - near Davison and Dequindre

Cleveland Place - near Warren and Hamilton
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Lowell
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There is a Roosevelt in Hamtramck, name changed [as I heard]after FDR rode down it en route to dedicating Keyworth Stadium, the first [also heard] WPA project to be completed.

Help me out Hamtramck Steve.
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Hornwrecker
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You forgot Hoover, Eastside, changes into Gunston South of McNichols
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Livernoisyard
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Johnson sure got screwed! It's essentially an abandoned alley.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 11:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andrew or Lyndon? LOL, Livernoisyard!
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The_rock
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hillary---no, wait, that's in Taylor.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Madison can also be found in one Grosse Pointe neighborhood.

Cool post.
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Iseries840
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am thankful that there is no Bush street.
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Livernoisyard
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"Andrew or Lyndon? LOL, Livernoisyard!"

Pick one. BTW, that glorified alley is by the MCT. 'Nuff said!
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Haydenth
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Let's not forget Lewis Cass who was oh-so-close to becoming president back in 1848.
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Hamtramck_steve
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Lowell, you're right about Roosevelt Street. It was originally named Playfair. Keyworth Stadium was one of the first WPA projects in this area to be finished. I don't know if it was "the first" or not.

FDR came attended the dedication, and the city changed the street name in honor of his visit. I believe the name change was done just before his visit, so he could ride down Roosevelt Street.
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keyworth Stadium FDR ralley
WSU/VMC
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Hamtramck_steve
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That's Playfair School that the lights are attached to, and the crowd is in the stadium itself.

Playfair was later renamed Pilsudski School, in honor of Marshall Pilsudski, and after that demolished circa late 60's/1970-ish.
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Zulu_warrior
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It looks like Nazi Germany...
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Livernoisyard
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That was my impression an hour ago...

Sieg Heil! to FDR.

BTW, a coincidence. Heute (20 April) ist der Geburtstag des Fuehrers Hitlers.

editor's note: His birthday was yesterday. So, I missed it again, like all the other years...

(Message edited by LivernoisYard on April 21, 2006)
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Gistok
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Livernoisyard.... something doesn't sound quite right the way you are using GENETIVE German.... :-) (I digress)
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Livernoisyard
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I know I was on shaky ground about my "genitive" attempt, but it's been eons since I last used German. I thought about attending the social functions of the two German-language SIGs that Mensa runs locally, assuming that they still exist. Maybe I'll resort to paying those dues again--the membership period runs annually from 1 April.

Anyway, it's still Hitler's birthday...
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Detroit_stylin
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Hopefully there will NEVER be a G Dubya street....
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Karl
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Yeah, somehow I don't think DetroitStylin would ever be caught living on "Bush Street".
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Hornwrecker
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There is a Bush St. near Eight Mile and Dequindre, it is only about a half block long and basically, goes nowhere. (map from 1964)
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Livernoisyard
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Bush Street probably goes to the right, from one point of view.

Another president was omitted: Jefferson Davis, whose administration was during the War of Northern Aggression.

(Message edited by LivernoisYard on April 21, 2006)
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Jjaba
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Roosevelt Park, a big untended joke of a place today, sits in front of Michigan Central Station. Roosevelt Park, a Detroit ruins in front of another one.

Roosevelt School, on the Northwestern HS campus.

Roosevelt Street, on block East of W. Grand Blvd. where it runs South crossing Michigan Avenue.

jjaba, on the Westside.

jjaba.
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Xphillipjrx
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I received this link a few months ago
http://www.geocities.com/histm ich/streetname.html

This might answer some questions.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

This might answer some questions.




Did indeed, neat site. Now I gotta find who 23rd street was named after......... :-)
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Now I gotta find who 23rd street was named after




Benjamin Harrison?
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Karl
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No, after President Psalm - it was his first name.
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Ray1936
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I like both answers. Your logic is superb! ROFL.
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Soulhawk
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See the Detroit almanac for a listing of street names and their presedential connections.
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623kraw
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Hamilton - $10 bill - dead presidents on bills...
oops Franklin, my fave, was not a president
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Quickdrawmcgraw
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 5:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's Carter Street near Dexter Boulevard & Joy Road.

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