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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.

 

Saint Marks Rd — A driveway to the church parking lot. More about the church’s origin here.

St. Marks Rd. Burlington MA

Saint Marys Rd

St. Marys Road Burlington MA

Sandra Ave — Sandra MacDonald of Wolfeboro, N.H., daughter of builder Roderick MacDonald.

Sandra Ave, Burlington MA

Sandy Brook Rd

Sandy Brook Road, Burlington MA

Sarah St

Sarah St. Burlington MA

Savin St

Savin St. Burlington MA

Sawyer St

Sawyer St. Burlington MA

Scott Ave

Scott Ave. Burlington MA

Sears St — Montgomery Sears, operator of the trolley line that ran through Burlington. In 1906, he successfully petitioned the town for a shortcut road from Center Street to Winn Street, so people could quickly get to the trolley stop down the hill. That shortcut bears his name.

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Sedalia Rd

Sedalia Rd. Burlington MA

September Ln

September Lane Burlington MA

Seven Springs Ln

Seven Springs Lane Burlington MA

Sewall St — Rev. Samuel Sewall graduated Harvard with honors at age 19 and led Burlington’s congregation after the death of Rev. John Marrett, the minister instrumental in creating Burlington in 1799.

Sewall St. Burlington MA

Shady Lane Dr

Shady Lane Drive, Burlington MA

Shamrock Dr

Shamrock Dr. Burlington MA

Shea Cir

Shea Circle Burlington MA

Sheighla Dr. — Sheighla Wall Shea, granddaughter of Thomas Murray, B&T Construction.

Sheighla Dr. Burlington MA

Sheldon St

Sheldon St. Burlington MA

Short St

Short St. Burlington MA

Simonds Park — Marshall Simonds, a member of a very old Woburn/Burlington clan, died without heirs in 1905 and deeded his farm to the town, to be used as a public park.

Simonds Park Burlington MA

Skelton Rd — A seminal family of Burlington. Among its members was Walter W. Skelton, the town’s first firefighter.

Skelton Rd. Burlington MA

Skilton Ln — Thomas and Daze Skilton were among the first residents of Burlington when it was incorporated in 1799. The road was originally a dead end at the top of the hill, like adjacent Maryvale Road.

Skilton Lane, Burlington MA

Sleeper Dr. — Attorney Donald Sleeper, insurance broker Gove Sleeper, and many other Sleepers lived nearby on Center Street in what is now Grandview Farm/Marion Tavern.

Sleeper Drive, Burlington MA

Sorelle Pl

Sorelle Pl. Burlington MA

South Ave

South Ave. Burlington MA

South Bedford St — Heads toward Bedford via Lexington Street and the Middlesex Turnpike. It was bisected by the Burlington Mall Road in 1968, resulting in two South Bedford Streets. One end was nudged to line up with Stony Brook Road.

S Bedford Street, Burlington MA

Sparhawk Dr — Formerly Cabral’s Farm, but the origin of “sparhawk” is unknown.

Sparhawk Drive, Burlington MA

Spring Valley Rd

Spring Valley Road, Burlington MA

Spruce Hill Rd — Spruce Hill Day Camp, which preceded the neighborhood construction. The camp was run George J. Rupprecht when his family lived in Frothingham Mansion, which is now 3 Theresa Ave. Here’s an advertisement.

Spruce Hill Road, Burlington MA

Stanwood St

Stanwood St Burlington MA

Stephanie St

Stephanie St. Burlington MA

Stewart St

Stewart Street Burlington MA

Stonehill Cir

Stonehill Circle Burlington MA

Stonewall Ln

StoneWall Drive, Burlington MA

Stony Brook Rd

Stony Brook Road, Burlington MA

Sullivan St

Sullivan Street, Burlington MA

Sumner St

Sumner Street, Burlington MA

Sumpter Rd

Sumpter Road, Burlington MA

Sunnyfield Ave

Sunnyfield Ave. Burlington MA

Sunnyside Ave

Sunnyside Ave. Burlington MA

Sunset Dr — This was one the first streets built with an organized house numbering system that we take for granted now. The first nine fully-numbered streets: Florence Road, Crawford Road, Sylvester Road, Frances Road, Foster Road, Bradford Road, Luther Road, Alma Road and Sunset Drive.

Sunset Drive, Burlington MA

Susan Ave

Susan Ave. Burlington MA

Sycamore St

Sycamore Street, Burlington MA

Sylvester Rd — Antonio Sylvester owned a gas station at the corner of Winn Street and Mountain Road in the 1940s. This was one the first streets built with an organized house numbering system that we take for granted now. The first nine fully-numbered streets: Florence Road, Crawford Road, Sylvester Road, Frances Road, Foster Road, Bradford Road, Luther Road, Alma Road and Sunset Drive.

Sylvester Road, Burlington MA