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Monday, April 15, 2013

Why Apricot, Apple, Fig?

Taken from Tim Garrett's History of Marlyville-Fountainbleau

On July 9, 1894, New Orleans city commissioners did so with the passage of voluminous Act 9411, which further mandated that all of Carrollton’s numbered streets be renamed after hardwood or fruit trees (Maple, Birch, Apricot).

Earhart was originally named 14th Street and was renamed in 1949 to honor 

Mayor Fred A. Earhart.  Too bad it wasn't to honor Amelia Earhart.

Pritchard Place was originally named Brickyard Street and then Woodruff Street before being renamed in honor of RO Pritchard a local hotelier.

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