Benjamin Lukoff
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This street was named for Fred and Arabella Stroud, great-great-grandparents of my friend, local historian Rob Ketcherside. Writes Rob:

We no longer remember the exact circumstances that led to the naming. The fable is that Stroud earned the name by clearing the road, though. Originally one block long, the road was in Wood’s Green Lake Home Addition in 1892 (filed by later-mayor William Wood). Also in 1892 Fred worked for John Wallingford, whose daughter Emma was married to William Wood.

Today, Stroud Avenue N begins at E Green Lake Drive N and goes ¼ mile northeast, then north, to N 82nd Street.

Street sign, corner of Stroud Avenue N and N 80th Street, October 2010
Street sign, corner of Stroud Avenue N and N 80th Street, October 2010. Photograph by Flickr user Rob Ketcherside, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

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