If you know the origin of a Burlington street name, your wisdom is appreciated. Some are obvious topographical references and aren’t worth pursuing (Rocky Hill etc.) And some have obvious historical roots (Winn). It’s the myriad other names that need clarification (Winona, Van Norden etc.). Please email the information to BurlingtonRetro@gmail.com.
Rahanis Playground — Turkish pig farmers Stylianos and Lena Rahanis. Story here.
Ray Avenue — Lala and Bob Ray and their family’s farm. Story here.
Raymond Rd — Charles A. Raymond, who owned the whole stretch of what is now Terrace Hall Avenue and built this namesake house.
Raymond Rd Ext
Red Coat Ln
Regan Playground — Origin story here.
Ridge Rd — A little nub off Colburn St. with one house on it, number 5.
Rita Ave — Daughter of Tony Marino, who built some houses on the street.
Robert St — Robert Murray, owner of Murray Hills Inc. development company.
Robinhood Ln — Part of a development mysteriously dubbed Sherwood Forest(!) by its developer, attorney Jack Moss. It consists of Nelson Road, Davida Road, Holly Street, Dolores Drive, Laurie Lane, Cheryl Ave.
Rocky Hill Rd
Ruping Dr — Developer Hubert Ruping.