Street Names in Blair
In 1958, the Street names in Blair were changed.
The main change was renaming the primary north/south street, old Walker Avenue to 16th Street as it is called today. The street numbers decreased towards the east and increased to the west.
|Present Name||New Name|
|12th Street||9th Street|
|11th Street||10th Street|
|10th Street||11th Street|
|9th Street||12th Street|
|8th Street||13th street|
|7th Street||14th Street|
|6th Street||15th Street|
|Walker Avenue||16th Street|
|5th Street||17th Street|
|4th Street||18th Street|
|3rd Street||19th Street|
|2nd Street||20th Street|
|1st Street||21st Street|
|Center Street||22nd Street|
|West Street||23rd Street|
|French Street||24th Street|
|Orum Road||Fontenelle Boulevard|
|Martha Street||Lincoln Street|
|North County Road||Adams Street|
|South County Road||Wilbur Street|
|West County||Road 25th Street|
|College Road||College Drive|
|Maple Street||20th Avenue|
|Davis Avenue||Davis Street|
Origin of Blair Street Names
Washington Street – reference to Washington County and first American President George Washington.
Walker Avenue – reference to William W. Walker Lawyer, Judge, and chief engineer for John I. Blair.
Walker was successively the chief engineer, secretary, and assistant treasurer of the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railroad, and then the general agent and secretary of the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Contracting Company.
French Street – Early Family in Blair
Davis Street – reference to Jesse T. Davis, attorney at law, native of Marion County, West Virginia. Came to Omaha, Nebraska in 1854 and relocated to Washington County in 1855 Also held the offices of Clerk of the District Court, Probate Judge, County Judge, State Senator. When in the Senate he procured the land grant and was mainly instrumental in getting the Sioux City & Pacific Railroad through Washington County.
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