Claremont Avenue

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Claremont Avenue Soundex Code C465

2323 W. from 7568 N. to 10658 S.

On Monday, August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton's steamboat, Claremont, traveled up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, New York in 62 hours.

There are two Claremont Avenues to pick from.

1. The old, Edgewater community name, now Catalpa Avenue.

2. The present Claremont Avenue, was Barton Street from Howard Street south to Peterson Avenue.


The City Council passed a lengthy ordinance January 14, 1895, rationalizing the street naming system. Under the old street numbering system, Claremont does not extend farther north than 2967 = 5150. So, none of the West Ridge addresses require conversion.

Not listed in 1895, 1897, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 Chicago Blue Book.

West Ridge Addresses

7200 Block

7215 N. Claremont Avenue was 7215 N. Barton Street, John B. Heischburg, 1919.

7256 N. Claremont Avenue was 7256 N. Barton Street, Peter Heirens, 1919.

7300 Block

7318 N. Claremont Avenue was 7318 N. Barton Street, Willie Lenert, 1919.

7318 N. Claremont Avenue was 7318 N. Barton Street, Adolf Litwitz Brewery Agent, 1919.