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Whence the Street Name Cometh

April 29, 2013
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Behold this finely crafted map of the history behind San Francisco street names:



Created by  Noah Veltman, aka @veltman, it even lets you filter by categories!

veltman filter


I have a sneaking suspicion we will soon have a “renamed” category.

I’m not sure what is more interesting, *what* things are named after, or *why* they were named for things. If I may quote myself:

I guess the trick to getting something named after you is to live there before anyone else (or make the map yourself…)


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable permalink
    April 29, 2013 1:27 pm

    Oooh! That’s great! Yoink!

  2. April 29, 2013 2:29 pm

    The “loading” graphic of Sutro is awesome too!

  3. Sam Foster permalink
    April 29, 2013 7:49 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, thank you for sharing!

  4. April 30, 2013 7:40 pm

    This is one of the most informative SF maps I’ve seen. I want to know more about the guy who created it! His projects are all over the, ahem, map!

  5. May 1, 2013 1:01 pm

    Dang it! I’d avoided this timesink for a few days and just fell victim. Amazing stuff. Sure beats digging around my folks’ dusty copy of Loewenstein’s classic Streets of SF, although I do love that one…

  6. May 3, 2013 3:43 pm

    How does such a project manage to miss the Emperor Norton I Bridge?

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