GreenAve.com? That might have been the name of this blog if Eastlake’s original street names had been left intact.
You can view the whole map here on Flickr. Be sure to check out the larger size because the interesting stuff is in the details.
You’ll see that most of the street names in Eastlake in 1893 bear no resemblance to the names we know now.
Eastlake Avenue? The street is there but not the name. It’s labeled as Green Street. In fact several familiar streets have unfamiliar names, many of them colors. Franklin is Indigo. Yale is Yellow Street. Minor is Orange. And a little piece of what would be Fairview is labeled Red.
A few contemprary names are on the 1893 map: Allison, Shelby, Hamlin, Roanoke, Louisa. Lynn is known as Angie. Boston is called Grace. Edgar shows up but it’s a little longer: Edgard. Over the hill, Fuhrman is called Randall.
I’m intrigued by the cluster of small streets west of Louisa. Several of the names aren’t legible in this photo, but the east/west street between Roanoke and Louisa is: Clatsop Avenue.
And speaking of small streets, check out Short Street on the point where Gas Works Park now stands.
If you look at the southern end of this enlargement, you’ll see that Franklin makes an appearance, but it doesn’t apparently connect with the northern part of the street.
Local writer Benjamin Lukoff notes in a comment on the Municipal Archives Flickr page that there was a great renaming of streets in 1895. It would be interesting to know how our current names came about.