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.
|North County Road
|South County Road
|Road 25th 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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