Redondo Street Names

Early Redondo developers, Ainsworth & Thompson, laid out the City’s streets and named them.  The North-South streets were given Spanish women’s names (many were named for the descendants of Manual Dominguez, original landholder).  The East-West streets were named for gemstones (primarily due to the popularity of Moonstone Beach).

North-South:                                                         East-West:
Alameda (later Pacific, which is now gone)        Agate
Benita     (now gone)                                             Beryl
Catalina                                                                  Carnelian
Dominguez (later Broadway)                    Diamond
Elena                                                                      Emerald
Francisca                                                               Garnet
Gertruda                                                               Jasper
Guadalupe                                                            Opal (later Torrance)
Helberta                                                                Pearl
Irena                                                                      Ruby
Juanita                                                                  Sapphire
Lucia                                                                     Topaz
Maria
Marguerita
Paulina
Prudencia
Ramona
Rebecca
Susana

In addition, in the Clifton area (south of Knob Hill Av), the east-west streets have letter names (A, B, C, & D).

The lower part of North Redondo was developed by W. H. Carlson and George Peck, beginning in 1906, under the name Redondo Villa Tract, an area bounded by (today’s names) Artesia, Ripley, Slauson, and Prospect. In 1907, another tract, Redondo Villa Tract B, was added, bounded by Artesia, Manhattan Beach Blvd, Vail, and Aviation. To give an aura of prosperity, many streets are named for American tycoons (“captains of industry”) of the time. Perhaps only two were real scoundrels: Fisk and Gould; they wrecked the Erie RR.

 

Street

Named for

Dates

Industry

Gould Ln *

Jason “Jay” Gould

1836-1892

speculator & RRs (Erie, MP, UP, MKT, T&P)
Vanderbilt Ln

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1794-1877

shipping & RRs (NYC; C&NW)
Carnegie Ln

Andrew Carnegie

1835-1919

steel
Rockefeller Ln

John Davison Rockefeller

1839-1937

oil (Standard Oil trust)
Huntington Ln

Collis Potter Huntington

1821-1900

RRs (CP, SP, B&O)

1850-1927

RRs (“, and PE); philanthropist
Harriman Ln

Edward Henry Harriman

1848-1909

RRs (IC, UP, NP, SP)
Clark Ln

William Andrews Clark

1835-1925

merchant & miner in MT; railroads
Marshall Field Ln

Marshall Field

1834-1906

merchant
Pullman Ln

George Mortimer Pullman

1831-1897

Pullman cars
Belmont Ln

August Belmont

1853-1924

banking
Speyer Ln

James Speyer

1861-1941

banking
Haynes Ln

Elwood Haynes

1857-1915

inventor (horseless carriage)
Morgan Ln

John Pierpont Morgan

1837-1913

banking, RRs (SOU, Erie), steel
Havemeyer Ln

Henry Osborne Havemeyer

1847-1907

sugar, coffee
Carlson Ln

W. H. Carlson

developer of Redondo Villa
Peck Av

George Peck

landowner
Spreckels Ln

Claus Spreckels

1828-1908

sugar
Armour Ln

Philip Danforth Armour

1832-1901

meat packing
Van Horne Ln

Sir Wm. Cornelius Van Horne

1843-1915

RRs (Canadian Pacific)
Lomax Ln

?

 
Fisk Ln

James Fisk

1834-1872

speculator; RRs (Erie)
Alvord Ln

 
Ralston Ln

William Chapman Ralston

1826-1875

banking:  Bank of California
Hill Ln

James Jerome Hill

1838-1916

RRs:  (GN, NP, CB&Q) the “Empire Builder”
Ives Ln

 
Hadley Ln

 
Perkins Ln

Thomas Handasyd Perkins

1764-1854

merchant
Felton Ln

Charles N. Felton (?)

politician
Phelan Ln

James Phelan, or

1824-1892

 

 

1861-1930

mining, banking, mayor of SF
Mackay Ln

Gordon MacKay

1821-1903

inventor

 

1870-1895

mining engineer
Vail Av

Theodore Vail

1845-1920

telephones (AT&T)

 

?

developer
Slauson Ln

Jonathan Sayre Slauson

1829-1905

banker; LA&I RR; developer of Azusa
Rindge Ln

Frederick Hastings Rindge

1857-1905

oil (Union Oil); So. Cal. Edison Co.
Blossom Ln

 
Green Ln

Thomas Jefferson Green (?)

politician
Flagler Ln

Henry Morrison Flagler

1830-1913

oil (Standard Oil)
Harkness Ln

Stephen Vandenberg Harkness

1818-1888

oil
Ruxton Av

   
Axenty Wy

Sam Axenty

 1892-1975

 R. B. City Councilman
Wollacott St

 
Carver St

 
Herrin St

 
Dixon St

 
Reed St

 
Ford Ln

Henry Ford

1863-1947

automobiles
Steinhart Av

A. W. Steinhart or Ignatz Steinhart

?? Or 1865-1920

??                                                             or Banker & Philanthropist (San Francisco)
Goodman Ln

 
Stanford Av

Amasa Leland Stanford

1824-1893

merchant, RRs (CP, SP)
Harper Av

 
Reynolds Ln

Jackson Eli Reynolds

1873-1958

banker
Graham Av

   
Gates Av

John Warne Gates

1855-1911

barbed wire; steel; known as “Bet-a-Million” Gates
Curtis Av

 
Voorhees Av

Daniel Wolsey Voorhees

1827 – 1897

lawyer & U.S. Senator (Indiana)
Ruhland Av

 
Nelson Av

Nelson Olsen Nelson

1844-1922

industrialist; advocated profit sharing
Matthews Av

 
* Gould later renamed Artesia (still known as Gould in Hermosa)

 

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