American Street Names

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This page intends to summarize all English-language street names in the former Paul Revere Village and document their fate. Of the original 19 of the United States represented, eight were lost (Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, North and South Carolina, and Virginia), and three new ones were added (Florida, Maine and Ohio), plus one President (Th. Jefferson). Two (Vermont and Indiana) were moved, and the remaining nine (Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee) stayed in place, though in some cases covering slightly different territory.

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Old American Streets

Connecticut Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee.
Delaware Street 
became Delawarestraße. What is now Floridastraße may also have been part of Delaware Street.
Georgia Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee.
Indiana Lane 
was integrated with Lousiana Drive to form Louisianaring. Originally planned additional buildings at its southern extension were never built.
Kentucky Avenue 
became Kentuckyallee, which also incorporates the former Vermont Avenue.
Louisiana Drive 
had Indiana Lane added to it and became Louisianaring.
Maryland Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee. Its name lives on as the name of the current (German) elementary school located near its eastern end: Marylandschule.
Massachussetts Street 
became part of Kanalweg.
New Hampshire Street 
was closed off at its western end and, together with Massachussetts Street, became part of Kanalweg.
New Jersey Street 
became New-Jersey-Straße.
New York Street 
became New-York-Straße. What is now Mainestraße may also have been part of New York Street. [1]
North Carolina Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee.
Pennsylvania Street 
became Pennsylvaniastraße.
Rhode Island Avenue 
had Connecticut Street, Maryland Street, Virginia Street, North Carolina Street, South Carolina Street, and Georgia Street incorporated to form Rhode-Island-Allee.
South Carolina Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee.
Tennesee Avenue 
became Tennesseeallee.
Vermont Avenue 
was added to Kentucky Avenue to form Kentuckyallee.
Virginia Street 
was incorporated into Rhode-Island-Allee.

New German Streets

These are street names in the area of the former US Military Installations that do not have an old American equivalent, but do continue the “American” theme:

Floridastraße 
branches off Delawarestraße to the south. It may have been part of Delaware Street.
Indianaring 
new street in the grounds of the former installations north of Kanalweg. Unrelated to the former Indiana Lane.
Mainestraße 
branches off New-York-Straße to the south. It may have been part of New York Street (see footnote [1]).
Ohiostraße 
new street in the grounds of the former installations north of Kanalweg.
Thomas-Jefferson-Platz 
the western end of Kanalweg.
Vermontring 
new street in the grounds of the former installations north of Kanalweg. Unrelated to the former Vermont Avenue.

Footnotes

References

  1. The 1965 city map does not have a name for this part of the street; the name Maine Street sounds highly unlikely in an American context.