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History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx Street and Place Names Paperback – January 1, 1993


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  • Paperback: 559 pages
  • Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc; 3 Revised edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941980162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941980166
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. DeCandido on September 30, 2007
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An absolutely fascinating collection, if you live or work in the Bronx, or love NYC lore, or are fascinated by place names, this is just a treasure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 8, 2010
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This is an excellent rendition which contains
the history of Bronx streets and major thoroughfares.
For instance, Ampere Avenue is named after the
famous physicist Andre Ampere. Pelham Bay Park
is described as a collection of well known estates;
such as, Roosevelt, Edgar and Le Roy.

The book is well organized. The rendition would be
perfect for a student project in history or local
culture. The price is reasonable for the tremendous
value of the information and research contained therein.
Purchase this book for the student in your house.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Louis P. Ianniello on January 9, 2010
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There are many books that discuss Bronx history. There are few books that give you the no nonsense information you want. This is one of those few. While it is not the most attractive format, it gives you the history of every street name in the Bronx. An indispensable resource for the local historian. A bit pricey, but given the specialized data, well worth the price.
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Great book for anyone from The Bronx who is interested in Bronx street names and how they got those names. I can't believe the amount of research that was involved in the writing of this book. Street names that don't exist anymore, or street names that are still around, they are all there. Kudos to John McNamara.
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Want to know why your street was named "Palisade Avenue" or "Tremont Avenue" or "Southern Boulevard"? Well, this is the book for you. It has them all.
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