He's on vacation this week. Otherwise, you can be sure Eric Ferreri would post here about his interesting and entertaining story on street names that appears in today's N&O.
So please take this opportunity to tell us about street names in Durham that strike your fancy. Have you ever noticed the little slice of Greece right off N.C. 55? Athens Avenue is right next to Crete Drive. I've also always been tickled by Riddle Road.
As noted in this 2005 column by Durham historian (and Durham News columnist) Jim Wise, some folks even use street names to send a little message — as in Trinity Park, when Brodie Leonidas Duke, son of Washington Duke, named what is now known as Gregson Street "Hated" to take a stab at rival George Washington Watts.
Reading street maps from east to west, you learned that "Watts Hated Duke."