Monday, April 14, 2014

Bans Boutique Easter Egg Hunt - April 19th


C21801 said...

Have a question for you... do you know the origin of "Jewell Street"? I assume it must be a last name as it is a misspelling of a gem.

I did a quick search to see if you've talked about this before, and only found that it previously was called "Park Street" and "Bird Street".

Howard said...

The quick answer is no. The 1877 map shows what is East Jewell today as "Jewel Street" Notice one "L", not 2 as it became in 1899. The differences between Jewel and Jewell may be like Hastings and Hasting. I assume it was named for someone with the last name of Jewel or Jewell but based on census information I can't find anyone living in Delmar before 1900 with the surname of Jewell.