Washtenaw Avenue

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Washtenaw Avenue Soundex Code W235

2700 W. from 7558 N. to 11458 S. This street is in West Ridge from Howard Street south to Lincoln Avenue - ONLY

This is not a continuous street, meaning it is in sections.

The Chicago City Council passed a lengthy ordinance January 14, 1895, rationalizing the street naming system. Washtenaw Avenue did not extend far enough north to be in West Ridge, so no Washtenaw Avenue addresses in West Ridge require conversion.

This street is NOT listed in the 1895, 1897, 1898, 1901, 1902 Chicago Blue Book.

Washtenaw is the Algonquin Indian name for the settlement of Detroit.

It means, literally, "the place of the round or curved channel."

West Ridge Addresses

6300 Block

6326 N. Washtenaw Avenue is St. Timothy's Church.

6700 Block

6710 N. Washtenaw Avenue is Daniel Boone Elementary School.

6711 N. Washtenaw Avenue is a 2-flat. Owner given is Krautstrunk family, circa 1928.

7300 Block

7345 N. Washtenaw Avenue, Rogers School

South Side Addresses

2500 South Block

2521 S. Washtenaw Avenue Washtenaw Park