Our series on changing street names continues in Huntington Beach. I took today's photo a couple years ago at the corner of Lake and Pecan in downtown H.B. Originally, Lake St was known as Railroad Ave, because it ran alongside the railroad tracks. And what's now Pecan Ave was called Magnolia Ave. However, the old street names are still stamped into the old sidewalk at this intersection. (Just another example of how history is all around us.)
The name Magnolia Ave was changed to avoid confusion with Magnolia St, which had previously been called Cannery St. and Lamb St. The names Cannery and Lamb disappeared when the County began unifying street names from one community to the next.
How's THAT for confusing?
Here are a few more street name changes in Huntington Beach:
- Ocean Blvd is now part of Pacific Coast Highway
- Smeltzer is now Edinger Ave.
- Wright is now Brookhurst
- Gerhart is now part of Heil Ave.
- Hampshire Ave. is now Beach Blvd.
- Los Patos and Wintersburg (like Delhi in Santa Ana) are now part of Warner Ave.