San Francisco December 07, 2016
Here Are 9 Crazy Street Names In San Francisco That Will Leave You Baffled
San Francisco is a town that is constantly shocking and amazing visitors and even its own citizens. As you get to know the city, you may find there’s even more amusement to be found beyond its dynamic history and free-wheelin’ culture. In particular, some of the names of San Francisco’s streets, lanes, and alleys will leave you downright baffled. Let’s take a look at 9 crazy street names in San Francisco.
1. Striped Bass Street
This street name will really make you scratch your head. This street is located on Treasure Island, and the origins of its name remains a mystery.
2. Christmas Tree Point Road
It seems this street better be Christmas-y all year long. But now that the season is upon us, it's the best time to head to go to Christmas Tree Point Road in Twin Peaks. Ho! Ho! Ho!
3. Uranus Terrace
Uranus Terrace is located west of the Castro. The planet theme seems a bit random. And any jokes about Uranus Terrace seem a bit juvenile as well.
4. Flounder Court
The fish-inspired street names continue. And this one is also on Treasure Island.
5. Shotwell Street
Once a gang-ridden area, Shotwell Street in the Mission District has mostly cleaned up its act, though people are still scratching their heads over what the name means.
6. Maiden Lane
Maiden Lane—along with Jessie, Harriet, Mary, and Bernice Streets—was once part of San Francisco's old red-light district. The rumor is that San Francisco officials named Maiden Lane after the working ladies of the district.
7. Fella Place
Not far from Maiden Lane, Fella Place is a tiny alley located off Powell Street. Fella Place is rumored to be named after a famous madame who ran a brothel on the alley.
8. Bluxome Street
An amusing name for a street for sure, Bluxsome sounds like many things because it can be easily mispronounced. Bluxome Street was named after Isaac G. Bluxome, a well-known and popular business man in San Francisco's early days.
9. Yerba Buena Lane
"Hierba buena" is Spanish for "good herb" and has a connection to early San Francisco, which was once called Yerba Buena.
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