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.
Van de Graaff Dr — Robert Van de Graaff, one of the founders of High Voltage Engineering. More here.
Van Norden Rd
Veterans Playground — Probably should have been called Olson Playground. More here.
Violet Rd — Violet Graham, mother of Fred, Jon and Whitey Graham. They were farmers and, later, prolific developers.
Visco Rd — Joe Visco, who built not only houses, but also the log cabin near the Simonds Park wading pool and the bandstand on the common.