1909-1911—Chicago Street Renumbering
1913—Chicago Street Name Changes
Adopted by City Council, as per ordinances of April 14th and July 30th, 1913, and amendments thereto. These two ordinances resulted in 567 street name changes.
Chicago Examiner, August 16, 1913
Chicago’s first Broadway car ran through the loop district through the La Salle street tunnel, up Clark street, and out Broadway. It was the first evidence of the city’s 567 varieties of new street names. The car, with no sign save the unwonted “Broadway” displayed, swung around the loop at the alcoholic hour of 11:30, just when the most people wanted a car.
Jacob Hugart says
Rees Street, which is now Evergreen. I don’t know when the name changed, but a map of Goose Island you have elsewhere on this site, which supposedly is from a 1930 newspaper, still labeled the stub on Goose Island as Rees.
linda tart says
There was a street named Park. What is the name of that street now?
George Miller says
Was May Street ever called or changed from Wall Street in 1915?
Bruce Williams says
Where was 7352 North Parkhurst Avenue?
Lars J says
Not sure how far back this list goes, but sometime in the mid-19th century, Ashland Avenue was called Reuben Street.
Mike Puican says
What was the procedure to change a street name? For example, when South Park was changed to ML King Dr, did everyone have to change their drivers licenses right away or was there a phase-in period?
What happened to South Curtis Street? It is in the 1880 census, and seems to be near West Randolph. I have seen it in various google searches for info in the late 1800s but nothing after that.
Christina S says
I would be very grateful if someone know the present name of the former Stevenson Street (1900), situated in the Hyde Park area ?
Does anyone know when Auburn at 3300 South was changed to Lituania?
In response to Christina S: There was a Stephenson Street just south of 86th St that was changed to Champlain Ave.
I just did a bunch of research that answers some of the questions on here.
Sometime between 1930 and 1940 per the censuses, Bridgeport had a bunch of name changes.
Auburn became Lituanica.
Fisk became Carpenter.
Mospratt (Muspratt or Mosprat) became Aberdeen.
Wall became May.
South Central became Racine.
Fox became Throop.
Douglass became 35th.