Grand Rapids Street Name Changes in 1912

In 1912 there was a complete revamping of the street numbering system to make it more standard throughout the City of Grand Rapids. If you are looking for someone in the city directory before 1912, and after that date, the street number could easily have changed but the person was living in the same house as before the change. In the case of the following avenues and streets, the change would be not only the number of the address but also the street name itself.

Original Street Name

1912 Street Name

First Avenue (from Hilton East to Division) Buckley Street
Second Avenue Pleasant Street
Third Avenue (from New Street east) Grant Street
Fourth Avenue (from Oakland Ave. east) Graham Street
Fifth Avenue Franklin Street
West Third Street (from Grandville west to New Street) Breens Court
Hilton Street Hilton Avenue
Briggs Avenue (from Grandville Ave. to Sheridan) Beacon Street
Watson Court Roberts Court

Transcriber: ES
Created: 23 April 2006
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/GR/streetsrenamed.html