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Who would you name a street after?

Asked at Dillons, 4701 W. 6th St. on December 15, 2011

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“Sherron Collins.”

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“Sherron Collins.”

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Odeo 6 years, 5 months ago

LJW...For real? The streets in Lawrence that run from North to South have always been named after the States in the United States (yeah, that ran out a long time ago). East to West has always been numbered until part of 15th turned into "Bob Billings" going west of Iowa. No offense intended. Bob was a great person for this town. A great visionary person with a great heart and I like that he has part of our community street named after him...and not "For" him. God Bless, Bob.

And, yes, I guess we are out of states names - have been for a long time.

Unless that dork from first management wants to name all of the streets after him or is family, I would would look into the original city of Lawrence archives and do just a little research on the person/family and how they were a part of actually contributing and helping build this town.

If the name "Odeo" shows up, you did very good research. - Odeo

Brian Laird 6 years, 5 months ago

Actually, until 1945 the East-West streets originally had names. In 1945, the city switched to numbers for these streets.

5th Penn 6th Pinckney 7th Winthrop 8th Henry 9th Warren 10th Berkeley 11th Quincy 12th Hancock 13th Lee 14th Adams

Eugehne Normandin 6 years, 5 months ago

My streeet should be called street that will not be plowed after snowfall

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

That will have to be reserved for a really curvy street.

Bill Lee 6 years, 5 months ago

There are still some states that don't have streets named for them in Lawrence. If I've missed them, where are New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii streets?

I'd name a steet after Wilt Chamberlain or Phog Allen. How about a Riggins Road?

JustNoticed 6 years, 5 months ago

Yes! Sam Brownback so I can drive on it. Burn rubber on it. Walk on it and spit on it. Walk my dog on it and forget the baggie!

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

If that's going to be done, there could be 12 more streets, each named for one of the disciples. But, who would want to live on Judas street?

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

Too late. There already is a Lynn Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

Tony Holladay 6 years, 5 months ago

Antonym .... the street that runs to the sewage treatment plant is unofficially called "Brownback Way. "

webmocker 6 years, 5 months ago

And the one that leaves it is unofficially called Santorum Boulevard.

DRsmith 6 years, 5 months ago

Sherron Collins? Seriously? Maybe a doughnut shop but not a street.

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

Turns out there already is a Lynn Street off 19th and Haskell . . .

So how about a "Spacehog Court"? Those two words seem to blend so well together ;-)

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

Oh, you beat me to that one! Didn't see your posting!

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Street

His full given name was Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff

He was born in 1904 in Germany

Not France.

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

"The Supreme Court has now definitively held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Moreover, this right applies not just to the federal government, but to states and municipalities as well."

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

Rename 10 Highway Bypass "Charlton Heston Bypass"

"I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"

50YearResident 6 years, 5 months ago

Asking gradeschool kids is just like asking the City Commissioners. They don't understand the question so you get similar answers.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 5 months ago

Autie Avenue. Could lead right to RoeDapple Roundabout

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

The wonderful thing about RoeDapple Roundabout is that it never has potholes. But, on the downside, it has the opposite problem.

BorderRat 6 years, 5 months ago

There are already too many named for members of Congress.... "One Way."

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

You're right, there are a lot of streets named that. I've also noticed many that are named "No Outlet".

It must be very confusing for people from out of town.

classclown 6 years, 5 months ago

Loki (anonymous) says…

Agnetha Fältskog December 15, 2011 at 12:28 a.m


How about all four of them in a row? That would be cool.

kansanbygrace 6 years, 5 months ago

How about George Kimball and Rex Johnson? The intersection of those two could be pretty entertaining.

bunnyhawk 6 years, 5 months ago

all douglas county needs is a two fisted intersection????

somedude20 6 years, 5 months ago

Pothole Dr Ruxin Way Terminator Ct Thunder Gun Expressway $5000 and we will change the name of this rd Rd. Plateaubill Rd Jagaloon Circle

blindrabbit 6 years, 5 months ago

Never, driving through St.Louis several times and noticed the Mark McGwire Road. Wonder if they regret their decision; maybe it's been renamed already. I understand the police over there do not give tickets for lying or drug use if apprehended on that road since the named sports star was indicted for doing the same to Congress.

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. He invented the guillotine (of course) as a humane device (questionable) for executions during the French Revolution. He unfortunately met his fate by his own invention. Other similar devices predate the guillotine but Joseph-I perfected it. Guillotines left by the French were used in Vietnam for immediate carrying out of death sentences in rural villages.

Stuart Evans 6 years, 5 months ago

Carl Sagan, Christopher Hitchens, Charles Darwin; just about anyone who has influenced critical thinking and the advancement of civilization.

kansanbygrace 6 years, 5 months ago

That's kind of like "Albert Einstein, Fritz the Cat, Nicola Tesla,"

mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

John Brown isn't a Kansan, no matter whats in the capital. NEVER owned property, a house, or maybe only voted once the territorial election. He only stayed about two years in kansas. He is not a kansan and never considered himself one.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 5 months ago

Why change the name of any street? = big waste of time and money.

Now really why do we name streets after sports figures,former city staff and politicians?

How about naming new streets after local janitors or soy bean farmers?

kansanbygrace 6 years, 5 months ago

"local janitors or soy bean farmers?" Only if they're ORGANIC soy bean farmers.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 5 months ago

Might as well do a Wendell street. He rides like he thinks they all belong to him anyway. Wendell will do the two-wheel hula right on over you.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 5 months ago

I mighta confused Wendell with one o' the curly haired twins. I think it's one of those guys that's hella bent on a bike. Witnessed a nice Wendell tirade once at a Dillon's checkout. Truly impressive. Wendell suffers no fools gladly.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 5 months ago

I would gladly vote to name a street after Mr. Colburn, Cordley's whistlin' janitor back in the day. Best rendition of 'White Christmas' ever. Sure wish I could hear it one more time.

stevieboy 6 years, 5 months ago

Fambrough was a complete idiot IMO...Has on his memorial that he hated Missouri...How white trash is that...

classclown 6 years, 5 months ago

stevieboy (anonymous) says…

How white trash is that... December 16, 2011 at 5:44 a.m


Welcome to Lawrence, Ks.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 5 months ago

Navigating the virtual streets on these boards...sure do pass through a lot of troll gates.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 5 months ago

I always liked living in Eudora and knowing that the streets in Hunters Ridge were all named after guns and then other streets throughout town were all named after trees. I think it would be neat if all the streets where I live now were named after influential figures from this town. It would encourage me to do a little resource into our community's history.

pace 6 years, 5 months ago

I would like names of the different great native American tribes, and men and women in Kansas history. They would be interesting.

Liberty275 6 years, 4 months ago

I'd like to see Mass renamed Martin Luther King Street.

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