The Streets of Detroit
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No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.
West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan
|Eason Avenue (HP)|
|Edgerton Avenue (Spw)|
|Edna Avenue (Spw)|
|Edsel Avenue||Named for Edsel Ford -- or his flop of a car!|
|Edward Avenue (HP)|
|Edwin Avenue (Ham)|
|Elijah McCoy Drive||Named for Detroiter Elijah McCoy who he held more than 40 patents for industrial oiling devices. Read more|
Thanks to Daniel Showalter, Wayne State University graduate and Henry Ford Museum former employee, for this information.
|Elizabeth Street E-W||Mary Bailey of the Detroit News writes: "John R, Elizabeth and Columbia streets are named for personal reasons. John R. Williams was a landowner , merchant and bank president in the first half of the 19th century, who named the street after himself. Baptized John Williams, he adopted the letter 'R' to distinguish himself from another John Williams in Detroit. Some of his business ventures, such as publishing an early newspaper, included his uncle, Joseph Campau. Williams was a general in the Territorial Militia, a member of the board of trustees at the 'new' University of Michigan and the first elected Detroit mayor in 1824. Williams named Elizabeth after his daughter, and Columbia after a street where he lived in Albany, New York."|
|Eller/y Street (Ham)|
|Ellery Avenue (Ham)|
|Elm Street||Probably named for the elm tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Elm Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, Hazel, and Sycamore Streets.|
|Emerson Avenue N-S|
|Erie Avenue E-W|
|Essex Avenue (Spw)|
|Euclid Avenue E-W|
|Eugene Street (Spw)|
|Evaline Avenue (Ham)|
|Evawal Avenue (Spw)|