The WPA Dallas Guide and History Page: 327
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Crutcher-For C. F. Crutcher, city secretary of town of East Dallas, later Dallas alderman
Davis-For A. E. Davis, developer of an addition in 1890.
Dickason-For Colonel M. L. Dickason, landowner.
Duncan-For S. W. S. Duncan, early-day engineer.
Eakins-For John J. Eakins, developer of an addition in 1878.
Elm-For grove of elm trees near Trinity River.
Ervay-For Henry S. Ervay, mayor in 1870-72. (First named Johnson for Negro carpet-
bagger; renamed to honor Ervay after released from jail during Reconstruction.)
Ewing Ave.-For H. F. Ewing, first mayor of Oak Cliff, 1891.
Exposition Ave.-Original street leading into State Fair grounds.
Field-For Tom W. Field, capitalist, landowner, builder.
Fitzhugh Ave.-For L. H. Fitzhugh, early settler and landowner.
Forney Ave.-Forney Pike-For John W. Forney, Philadelphia newspaperman; publicity
agent for Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1872-73.
Forest-Believed to have been named originally for the Confederate General Nathan B.
Forrest. Present spelling, adopted some time during the 1880s, suggested by the trees
which lined the street.
Gano-For General R. M. Gano, rancher, physician, and noted Confederate soldier.
Garrett Ave.-For Bishop Alexander C. Garrett of the Episcopal diocese of Dallas.
Gaston Ave.-For Captain W. H. Gaston, early-day banker and developer. Originally Wal-
lace Street, for Wallace W. Peak.
Gillespie-For Dr. John P. Gillespie, physician and landowner.
Good-For John J. Good, lawyer, landowner, mayor, 1880-81.
Gould-For Jay Gould, financier, builder Texas & Pacific Railroad.
Grand Ave.-Believed to have been so named because it long was used as concourse for
informal horse racing.
Greenville Ave.-Original highway from Dallas to Greenville.
Grigsby-For C. Grigsby, early real estate developer.
Guillot-For pioneer family founded by Maxime Guillot, 1849.
Hall-For Peter Hall, early settler and landowner.
Harwood-For Alexander Harwood, county clerk, 1850-51, 1875-83.
Haskell Ave.-For Horatio Nelson Haskell, alderman of East Dallas in 1883.
Hawkins-For J. A. Hawkins, secretary, Dallas & Wichita Railroad, 1872.
Henry-For J. L. Henry, first mayor of East Dallas, 1885.
Holland Ave.-For Colonel Frank P. Holland, mayor, 1895-97.
Holmes-For Edmond E. and Martha J. Holmes, 1888.
Houston-For General Sam Houston, hero of San Jacinto; first president of the Republic
Jackson-For U. S. President Andrew Jackson.
Jefferson Ave.-For U. S. President Thomas Jefferson.
Jordan-For William Jordan, realty developer.
Junius-For Junius Peak, landowner, Texas Ranger.
Keating Ave.-For C. A. Keating, pioneer farm implement dealer.
Knight-For G. A. (Dude) Knight, feed merchant.
Lagow-For Richard Lagow, early owner of 4,444 acres in the area.
Lamar-For Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas.
Lancaster Ave.--Original road to Lancaster, Texas.
Lane-For John W. Lane, mayor, 1862-66.
Latimer--For J. W. Latimer, founder of the Dallas Herald in 1849.
Ledbetter Dr.-For W. H. (Uncle Peahull) Ledbetter, county commissioner, in 1932.
Lemmon Ave.-For W. H. Lemmon, realty developer.
Leonard-For J. L. Leonard, alderman, 1874.
Lewis-For Henry Lewis, sheriff, 1888-92.
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Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of Dallas. The WPA Dallas Guide and History, book, 1992; Dallas, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28336/m1/351/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.