The Streets of Detroit
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|Halleck Avenue||Named for Civil War General Henry Halleck.|
Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.
|Hampshire Street||Probably named for Hampshire County in England.|
|Hancock Avenue E-W||Hancock is a very common street name, probably referring to John Hancock.|
|Hanley Avenue (Ham)|
|Harbaugh Street N-S|
|Harding Avenue||Possibly named for President Harding.|
|Harold Avenue (Ham)|
|Harrington Street N-S|
|Havana Avenue||Probably named after Havana, Cuba.|
|Hayes Avenue||Common street name. Probably named for President Rutherford B. Hayes.|
|Hazel Street||Probably named for the hazel tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Hazel Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, Elm, and Sycamore Streets.|
|Heidt Avenue S|
|Henderson Avenue||Probably named for David Henderson, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.|
|Henry Street||A small portion of the I-75 service drive is known as Henry St. The rest was taken out by the freeway.|
|Hesse Street||This street was most likely named for Hugo J. Hesse. He and real estate business partner Walter C. Piper were early settlers of Warren, Michigan. Their company was called Piper-Hesse. The two platted many of the streets in Warren and named them after automobiles.|
Special thanks to Suzette deBeaubien Brown, granddaughter of Hugo J. Hesse, for this information.
|Hewitt Avenue (Ham)|
|High Street E-W|
|Highland Avenue (HP)|
|Hildale Avenue E-W|
|Hill Street (HP)|
|Hollywood Avenue E-W|
|Holmes Avenue (Ham)|
|Hubbard Avenue||Named for the Hubbard family ribbon farm.|
Thanks to Bernice Malinowski!