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Hollywood’s Street Names
When the streets of Hollywood were being laid out in the early 1920s, it may have been the Engineering Department staff of the Young Companies here or in Indianapolis who made the original decisions to name east-west streets after U.S. presidents, and who also named the east-west streets north of the presidents for generals and others. Unfortunately, there is no documentation for it. It is the streets south of Washington that there is a story for.

Anton C. "Tony" Mickelson had just finished two hitches in the Navy (1915-20), when he returned to Indianapolis in the Spring of 1920. He got a job with the Young Company there (the Homeseekers Realty Co.), and came to Florida in 1920 as a salesman for Joseph Young’s Miami developments, then became a surveyor for the company in Hollywood. In 1924, sales were going so well that Joseph Young decided to open up the South Hollywood Addition. The maps were needed immediately so the salesmen could have them the next morning. Head draftsman Basil Konnanov [or Kononoff], assistant to Chief Engineer Frank Dickey, asked Mickelson to give him some names for the new neighborhood. So he chose the officers and commanders he had served under while in the Navy, also one general who was very famous.

After the 1925 incorporation of the City of Hollywood, in June 1926 the City Commission voted to retain the naming of streets after presidents, admirals, and generals, while renumbering the north-south avenues starting at the beach rather than the railroad tracks.

Over the years, additional street names were added in new neighborhoods and developments, and in areas that were annexed to Hollywood. On old numbered streets in annexed areas of West Hollywood, names were changed to those that continued from the east. There are a number of streets named after early Florida state and territorial governors, important local figures, famous golfers in Emerald Hills, authors in Sheridan Lakes, real estate developers in downtown and western Hollywood, explorers, etc.

This list includes streets named after famous people (or at least noted locals). With a few exceptions, it does not include streets named after places, trees, etc. If we have left off your street, we can add it. If you can provide information on an unknown street name, or can verify a questioned name, please let us know. We have provided less information on presidents as it is generally more accessible. More detailed lists, and our research files, are available in the office of the Records and Archives Division.


CITY-WIDE, EAST-WEST STREETS, LISTED FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

Moffett Street
Admiral William A. Moffett (1869-1933) commanded the Great Lakes Naval Training Center 1914-18, and was appointed Director of Naval Aviation in 1921.

Fletcher Street
Admiral Frank F. Fletcher (1855-1928) was commander of US naval forces in the Atlantic before the US entered World War I.

Mayo Street
Admiral Henry T. Mayo (1856-1937) was commander of the Atlantic Fleet during World War I.

Wiley Street
Admiral Henry A. Wiley (1867-1943) commanded the battleship USS WYOMING during World War I. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the US Fleet in 1927.

Plunkett Street
Admiral Charles P. Plunkett (1864-1931) commanded the US Naval Railway Batteries in France during World War I.

Rodman Street
Admiral Hugh Rodman (1859-1940) was commander of the Atlantic Fleet's 9th Division during World War I. He was named commander of the Pacific Fleet in 1919.

Funston Street
General Frederick Funston (1865-1917) fought in the Philippines, led relief efforts after the San Francisco Earthquake, and commanded the Mexican Punitive Expedition.

Dewey Street
Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917) was commander of the Asiatic Squadron. In the Spanish American War he destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay.

Washington Street
President George Washington (1732-1799), served 1789-1797. He led the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War to victory and independence.

Adams Street
President John Adams (1735-1826), served 1797-1801 (Federalist).

Jefferson Street
President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), served 1801-1809 (Democratic-Republican).

Madison Street
President James Madison (1751-1836), served 1809-1817 (Democratic-Republican).

Monroe Street
President James Monroe (1758-1831), served 1817-1825 (Democratic-Republican).

Jackson Street
President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), served 1829-1837 (Democrat). Jackson was also the first pre-territorial governor of Florida in 1821.

Van Buren Street
President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), served 1837-1841 (Democrat).

Harrison Street
President William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), served 1841 (Whig).

Tyler Street
President John Tyler (1790-1862), served 1841-1845 (Whig).

Polk Street
President James Knox Polk (1795-1849), served 1845-1849 (Democrat).

Taylor Street
President Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), served 1849-1850 (Whig).

Fillmore Street
President Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), served 1850-1853 (Whig).

Pierce Street
President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) , served 1853-1857 (Democrat).

Buchanan Street
President James Buchanan (1791-1868), served 1857-1861 (Democrat).

Lincoln Street
President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), served 1861-1865 (Republican).

Johnson Street
President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), served 1865-1869 (Democrat/National Union).

Grant Street
President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), served 1869-1877 (Republican). He also led Union forces to victory over the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Hayes Street
President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), served 1877-1881 (Republican).

Garfield Street
President James A. Garfield (1831-1881), served 1881 (Republican).

Arthur Street
President Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), served 1881-1885 (Republican).

Cleveland Street
President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), served 1885-1889 and 1893-1897 (Democrat).

McKinley Street
President William McKinley (1843-1901), served 1897-1901 (Republican).

Roosevelt Street
President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), served 1901-1909 (Republican).

Taft Street
President William Howard Taft (1857-1930), served 1909-1913 (Republican). He also served as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.

Wilson Street
President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), served 1913-1921 (Democrat).

Harding Street
President Warren G. Harding (1865-1923), served 1921-1923 (Republican). He was the first president to visit Hollywood, in March 1923.

Coolidge Street
President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), served 1923-1929 (Republican). He was in office when Hollywood streets were finished being named after presidents.

Scott Street
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was commander of US forces during the Mexican War (1846-48) and ran for president in 1852.

Lee Street
General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) was a West Point graduate and army engineer. He commanded the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Thomas Street
General George H. Thomas (1816-1870) was a Civil War commander who led the Army of the Cumberland in 1863 in Tennessee and Georgia.

Sherman Street
General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) was a Civil War commander who led his famous campaign through Georgia, and later fought Indians in the West.

Sheridan Street
General Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888) was a Civil War commander, appointed Chief of Cavalry in 1864. He later succeeded Sherman as head of the US Army.

Hood Street
General John B. Hood (1831-1879) was a Confederate general during the Civil War. He unsuccessfully fought Gen. Sherman’s campaign in 1864. Also the Hood family was one of the most famous in British naval history in the 18th-20th centuries.

Raleigh Street
Raleigh, North Carolina was a city with a large African-American population, and may have been the hometown of original Liberia residents (or of city engineers) in the early 1920s when Liberia streets were first laid out.

Farragut Street
Admiral David G. Farragut (1801-1870) captured New Orleans in 1862, where he said "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!" and was a national hero in the Civil War. He was of partial Spanish descent.

Simms Street
Admiral William S. Sims (1858-1936) was commander of US naval forces in Europe during World War I.

Or Raphael Semmes (1809-1877), commander of the Civil War Confederate raider SUMTER and cruiser ALABAMA.

Atlanta Street
Atlanta, Georgia was a city with a large African-American population, and may have been the hometown of original Liberia residents (or of city engineers) in the early 1920s when Liberia streets were first laid out.

Forrest Street
General Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877) was a Confederate commander in the Civil War. He commanded at the massacre of black troops at Fort Pillow TN and started the KKK.

Douglas Street
Stephen Douglas (1813-1861) represented Illinois in the US House and Senate, and is known for his debates with Abraham Lincoln for the Senate seat in 1858.

Cody Street
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917) is remembered for his successful wild west shows which he began in 1882. He was world famous.

Greene Street
General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was a Revolutionary War leader. At Valley Forge, General Washington named him Quartermaster General.

Charleston Street
Charleston, South Carolina was a city with a large African-American population, and may have been the hometown of original Liberia residents (or of city engineers) in the early 1920s when Liberia streets were first laid out.

McClellan Street
General George B. McClellan (1826-1885) was a commander during the Civil War, and led campaigns until 1864 in Virginia and Maryland.

Pershing Street
General John J. Pershing (1860-1948) led the Mexican Punitive Expedition forces in 1916 and led the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

Custer Street
General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) was a Civil War hero and afterwards went west where he lost the Battle of Little Big Horn, "Custer's Last Stand."

Meade Street
General George G. Meade (1815-1872), was a Civil War commander and led the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Allen Street
Ethan Allen (1739-1789) led the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British at the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.

Evans Street
Admiral Robley D. Evans (1846-1912) commanded the YORKTOWN during the Chile crisis (1891-92) and commanded the Asiatic Fleet and then the Atlantic Fleet.

Perry Street
Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) led the victory over the British on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. His famous quote was "We have met the enemy and they are ours." His younger brother Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) led American naval forces during the Mexican War. He is most noted for his expedition to Japan in 1853.

Madison Starke Perry (1814-1865) was Florida’s 4th state governor from 1857 to 1861. Edward Aylsworth Perry (1831-1889) was Florida’s 14th state governor from 1885 to 1889.

Franklin Street
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a printer and inventor. He represented the Colonies in London and Paris, and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

Stirling Road
Frank Stirling (1878-1949) was the city of Davie's first mayor in 1925 and later represented Broward County in the state legislature.

NON-CITYWIDE STREETS

BEVERLY PARK AND WASHINGTON PARK –

Flagler Street
Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913) made his fortune as a partner in Standard Oil and then devoted his life to developing Florida and his Florida East Coast Railway.

Dawson Street
Unknown


BOULEVARD HEIGHTS –

Duval Street
William Pope Duval (1784-1854) was the first territorial governor of Florida. He served until April 1834.

Eaton Street
John Henry Eaton (1790-1856) Secretary of War in President Jackson's cabinet, was appointed as the second territorial governor of Florida, serving 1834-1836.

Allen Drive
Possibly after C. Everett Allen, a Hollywood contractor, of Allen and LaCroix Building Company, and co-owner of Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

La Croix Drive
Possibly after Joseph W. LaCroix (d.1982), a Hollywood contractor, of Allen and LaCroix Building Company, and co-owner of Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Hulmes Terrace
Possibly after Donald Hulmes, a Hollywood lawyer whose office was next to that of Allen and LaCroix Building Company.

McArthur Parkway
Unknown, possibly after McArthur Dairy.


BOULEVARD HEIGHTS AND 441 CORRIDOR –

Branch Street
John Branch (1782-1863) was Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson. In 1844-45, he served as sixth territorial governor of Florida, preparing for statehood.

441 CORRIDOR –

Call Street
Richard Keith Call (1792-1862) was third and fifth territorial governor, serving 1836-39 and 1841-44.


441 CORRIDOR (HOLLYWOOD BEACH GARDENS) –

Glenn Parkway
John H. Glenn Jr. (1921- ) was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. He served in the US Senate (Dem-Ohio) 1974-1998. He flew on the Space Shuttle.

Columbus Parkway
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian mariner and explorer who reached the Bahamas in 1492. He led several expeditions to the Americas.

DRIFTWOOD AND 441 CORRIDOR –

Moseley Street
William Dunn Moseley (1795-1863) was elected the first state governor of Florida in 1845.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS –

Longfellow Circle
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was a popular American writer of the 19th century. Among his most noted works are Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha.

Hawthorne Circle
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a popular American writer of the 19th century. His most famous novel was The Scarlet Letter.

EMERALD HILLS –

Sarazen Drive
Gene Sarazen (1902-1999) was a champion golfer, youngest winner of the US Open, won 7 major championships among 39 victories, and played in Hollywood, starting at the Hollywood Golf and Country Club in 1922-23.

Player Street
Gary Player (1935- ) is a champion golfer from South Africa. By age 21, he had won 10 tournaments. He won 9 major championships among 163 tournament victories.

Casper Court
Billy Casper (1931- ) is a champion golfer who won the Masters and US Open. Between 1956 and 1975, he won 51 times on the PGA tour.

Palmer Drive
Arnold Palmer (1929- ) is one of the most famous and popular golfers in the US. He won 7 majors and 62 PGA tour victories, and was leading money winner for 4 years.

Sanders Street
Doug Sanders (1933- ) is a champion golfer who attended the University of Florida on a golf scholarship.

Mangrum Court
Lloyd Mangrum (1914-1973) was a champion golfer who became a pro at age 15. He won the US Open in 1946 and won more than 30 PGA tournaments.

SHERIDAN LAKES –

Abbott Lane
Possibly after a noted but obscure English author Edwin Abbott (1838-1926) who is best [?] know for his Shakespearian Grammar and Flatland.

Byron Circle
George, Lord Byron (1788-1824) was one of the great (British) Romantic poets of the 19th century. He is remembered equally for his flamboyant lifestyle.

Carlyle Lane
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a noted British author of works in history, biography, criticism, politics, and religion, and was friends with Emerson.

Dickens Circle
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most popular and enduring English writers - Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations.

Emerson Circle
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), was a major figure in American literature. He is known as a leader in the Transcendentalist movement. He was a famous lecturer.

Garland Circle
Possibly after American author Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) who wrote about his native Midwest. He won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for A Daughter of the Middle Border.

LIBERIA –

J.A. Ely Boulevard
Professor Joseph A. Ely (1894-1984) was one of Broward County's most noted educators. He was principal of Attucks School in Hollywood for many years.

Dunbar Park
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was the first African-American poet to gain national fame and critical acclaim, with dialect poems, essays, novels, and short stories.

Bruce Terrace
Unknown

DOWNTOWN –

Finley Court
Possibly after J.H. Finley, a real estate salesman who lived here in 1926.

Collins Court
Possible after Randall F. Collins, a real estate agent whose home in 1926 was nearby; or M.A. Collins, head of Collins Corporation Real Estate on Hollywood Blvd.

Anton Terrace
Possibly after Carl C. Anton (1925-1983), head of Anton Insurance Agency in Hollywood, who lived here, and whose office was nearby.

Watson Circle
Joseph W. Watson (1904-1977) was Hollywood City Manager from 1952 to 1970.

Young Circle
Joseph Wesley Young (1882-1934) was the founder of Hollywood. In 1920 he purchased the land, and successfully built and developed the city through the late 1920s. He also developed Port Everglades.

NORTH BEACH –

Nelson Street
Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) was Britain's most famous naval hero. His most important victory vs. Napoleon was the Battle of Trafalgar where he was killed.

De Soto Street
Hernando de Soto (c. 1500-1542) was a Spanish explorer who led an expedition to conquer and colonize the southeastern part of what is now the US.

Balboa Street
Vasco Nuñez de Balboa (1475-1519) was a Spanish explorer who became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean in Panama in 1513.


Presidents who don't have a street because their names are duplicated -
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), served 1825-1829 (Democratic-Republican)
Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), served 1889-1893 (Republican)