We’ve been doing some research lately about how streets got their names. It’s really fascinating, so today I’ll share the stories of how three streets were named.

1. Indian School Road. This Phoenix street was named for the school that was located on the road. The Phoenix Indian School opened in 1891 and closed in 1990 when it was bought by a commercial development and converted into a park.

2. W Bell Road. This street was named after Harvey Bell, a farmer who formed the Paradise Verde irrigation district in 1916. That district was responsible for the horse reservoir on the Verde River.

3. Grand Avenue. This street got its name from developers from Fresno, California, who were inspired to make a quick and easy route to attract newcomers to the west side in 1887.

If you’re interested in learning more street-name history, click here.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.