Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Let the naming game begin"

"Let the naming game begin: Railyard developer responds to public's desire to set authentic tone for historic site" by Mary Lynne Vellinga, © Sacramento Bee, November 24, 2007. (News Article)

"... when it comes to picking names for the streets that will someday cross the downtown railyard, the public has proved more vigilant. The developer, too, says picking the right names is crucial to setting the tone for this extension of downtown. Developer Thomas Enterprises is currently holding a contest at for people to submit suggestions for naming the railyard streets. ... "There's the obvious: Huntington, Hopkins, Stanford, Crocker, Judah, Central Pacific Boulevard, Continental way, and then Bigelow, after the city's first mayor," Pacyna said. ... And then there's Stevens Street. And no, Steven is not some developer's kid. The name is a reference to Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Stevens, general master mechanic for Central Pacific. Stevens, who died in 1888, was an inventor and innovator in the building of locomotives." [More]

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