- Charlotte Street is known as Sunset Street today, as it borders Sunset golf course to the west. We can only guess that Charlotte was the name of the wife, daughter, or mother of an early land owner to the west of Longmont. It is likely that the establishment of Sunset Park (a golf course, camp ground, and swimming pool) edged out Charlotte's name in favor of Sunset Drive by the time that the 1932 map was published. Charlotte NC surprisingly has a Longmont Drive but our Charlotte Street is gone.
- Fedora Avenue is my favorite of the vanished street names, and in 1920 ran east-west between Charlotte (Sunset) to the west and Bowen to the east. You can see it marked with an oval in the map above. The 1932 update still shows Fedora Avenue but only between Charlotte and Francis. Eventually Fedora Avenue was gobbled by Sixth Avenue but as you know today, Sixth does not run straight east-west through this area of town; it has a little bump on north-south Francis (see map below):
Here is the intersection of Sixth (was Fedora) and Francis looking east. See the smaller house in the middle? This is where Fedora used to run through, according to the 1920 map.
Sixth Avenue and Francis Street Looking east down the length of Fedora (now Sixth) Avenue
This would have been Charlotte and Fedora in 1920
- Jefferson Avenue is the most baffling of the extinct street names, today known as Spruce Avenue. You can see it on the 1920 map below where it runs between Charlotte (Sunset) to the west and Bowen to the east. There doesn't appear to have been an existing Spruce Avenue and there were some other presidential street names nearby, Grant and Lincoln. Why would a street, likely named for our third President, get renamed to a tree?
On Jefferson (now Spruce) Avenue, looking east with a tall Blue Spruce appropriately on the left. Bohn Farm is to the right.
Where Bowen Street meets Jefferson (now Spruce) Avenue
- Petit, Kent, Grace, and Wilcox Streets. These are all street names (see above) in today's "Bohn Farm Neighborhood" that have disappeared from the maps. Kent was one of the names on the annexation (Kent and Davis) to Longmont but he lost his chance at immortality to the existing established Longmont north-south streets, like Grant, Judson, and Francis which all carry below Spruce Avenue today:
Today's View of the Kent-Davis Annexation, known as the Bohn Farm Neighborhood
The Bohn Farm land today, looking south from Spruce Avenue: