The Streets of Detroit
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|Kaier Street||It was named after my Anton Kaier (great grandfather of historydetroit.com visitor, Anita Hiltz). Anton was a land owner at the time and lived on Kaier Street along with his three daughters: Victoria (aka Dora), Flora and Clara. Anton also owned a floral shop on the corner of Fort Street and Kaier Street> The shop provided flowers for Woodmere Cemetery. The Melvindale History section of the cemetery's website reads:
''Anton Kaier owned all the land now known as the Kaier Sub. It was surrounded by Schaefer Road, the Wabash Railroad and Dix Toledo Road. The Kaier Elementary School (now torn down) stood in this location. Two of the streets in the Kaier Sub were named after two sisters, Dora and Flora, who were large land owners of the early twenties.''|
Special thanks to Anita Hiltz for providing the information about this street!
|Kaline Drive||Formerly Cherry Street, the name was changed in honor of Tiger legend, Al Kaline.|
|Kelly Road||Named for the Kelly family, who had a farm in the area, Kelly Road was once known as Pumpkin Hook Road.|
Special thanks to Nick and Mary Morang for this information. Nick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Kendall Avenue (HP)|
|King Richard||Name for King Richard, I suppose.|
|Kipling Avenue||Possibly named for author Rudyard Kipling.|
|Kirby Avenue E-W||May have been named for Colonel Edmund Kirby or for Great Lakes architect, Frank E. Kirby of Detroit Dry Dock.|