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History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx Street and Place Names

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A book by John McNamara

When John McNamara was a young boy he walked the streets in his Bronx neighborhood and often wondered how the streets got their names. He began to ask the people in the area questions and researched maps and books. Later, he traveled by bicycle, kayak … see full wiki

Author: John McNamara
Genre: History, New York History, Bronx History
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc
1 review about History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx...

Sidewalks Memorialized

  • Mar 8, 2010
Rating:
+5
This is an excellent rendition which contains
the history of Bronx streets and major thoroughfares.
For instance, Ampere Avenue is named after the
famous physicist Andre Ampere. Pelham Bay Park
is described as a collection of well known estates;
such as, Roosevelt, Edgar and Le Roy.

The book is well organized. The rendition would be
perfect for a student project in history or local
culture. The price is reasonable for the tremendous
value of the information and research contained therein.
Purchase this book for the student in your house.

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November 08, 2010
This sounds like a great gift for my future father-in-law who grew up in the Bronx ;p Thanks so much for sharing!
 
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