In 1927, some street names were different

In doing a little historic research on our area, check out this Sanborn map of our neighborhood in 1927.

Our neighborhood in 1927

Our neighborhood in 1927

Beverlywood Street used to be Emmalee Street;
25th Street was Henry Butt Avenue;
24th Street was Kelson Avenue;
and it looks like Sherbourne (just North of Cadillac) used to be Kalamazoo.

Note that south of Cattaraugus was considered Culver City back then.

Now, Robertson Blvd. wasn’t always called Robertson.  In a 1924 real estate ad (I’ll post later).  it was called Preuss Rd (Arnaz).   Go figure.

Text by Deni Mosser

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dan H. on July 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

    As a resident of 25th St., let me say: thank goodness I don’t live on “Butt Avenue”! Can you imagine what that would do to property values? 😉

    I’m curious who all these people were: Emmalee, Henry Butt, Kelson, etc. Also, I wonder when and how somebody decided to keep Gibson, Olin and Hargis, but to switch to 24th and 25th, etc.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this — very interesting!


  2. Yes, the # streets don’t make any sense. They’re so random. I see now where David Ave. came from. It’s interesting to see the history. Thanks!


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