Voted, that the streets in the City of New Haven be named as follows

“At a city meeting, September 22, 1784, it was

Voted, That the streets in the City of New Haven be named as follows, viz.: The street from Captain Samuel Munson’s corner to Thomas Howell, Esq.’s shop, State Street. The street from Cooper’s corner to Captain Robert Brown’s corner, Church Street. The street from Dixwell’s corner to Dunbar’s corner, College Street. The street from Tench’s corner to Andrus’ corner, York Street. The street from Captain Samuel Munson’s corner to Tench’s corner, Grove Street. The street from Bishop’s corner to Darling’s corner, Elm Street. The street from Rhode’s corner to Mr. Isaac Doolittle’s corner, Chapel Street. The street from Andrus’ corner to Thomas Howell, Esq.’s shop, George Street. The street from John Whiting, Esq.’s corner to the head of the Wharf, Fleet Street. The street from Captain Thomas Rice’s to Ferry Point, Water Street. The street from Captain Leverett Hubbard’s corner to Captain Trowbridge’s corner, Meadow Street. The street from Mr. Hezekiah Sabin’s to Douglas’ House, Union Street. The street from the Rope Walk to Storer’s Ship-yard, Olive Street. The street from Major William Munson’s to Captain Solomon Phipps’, Fair Street. The street from Grove street across the squares, a little west of Pierpont Edwards, Esq.’s house over into George street, Orange Street. The street across the middle squares in front of the Court House and other public buildings, Temple Street. The street between the dwelling-houses where Mr. Timothy Jones, deceased, dwelt, and where Mr. David Austin, jun., now lives, up through the square to the Green and across the opposite square, near the new Jail, Court Street. The street across the upper squares from Grove street to George street, which runs between the dwelling-house and store of Henry Daggett, Esq., High Street. The street from Mr. Joseph Howell, across the squares, between the old and new houses of Mr. Joel Atwater, Crown Street. The street from Mr. Ebenezer Townsend’s corner to Captain Moses Ventre’s house, Cherry Street. The streets or ways from Mr. Josiah Burr’s house, out on Mt. Carmel and Amity Roads, Broadway.
Test. Timothy Jones,
Clerk.”
-Excerpt and (top) image courtesy of Archive.org, The Library of Congress, “History of the city of New Haven to the present time,” by Edward Elias Atwater, 1887

“In the Columbian Register of August 19, 1845, is ‘A Plan of part of Chapel Street, showing the Buildings and Occupants about the year 1786.'” -Image courtesy of Archive.org, The Library of Congress, “History of the city of New Haven to the present time,” by Edward Elias Atwater, 1887

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