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Rearview Mirror: Exploring more street names and the stories behind them

  • COURTESY BOB SIGALL
                                “Mott-Smith Drive, which starts at Nehoa Street, runs past Roosevelt High School and ends at Makiki Heights Drive. (It) was named after Ernest Mott-Smith, who was born in Hawaii in 1873,” according to Russell Loo who wrote about a man who helped his family.

    COURTESY BOB SIGALL

    “Mott-Smith Drive, which starts at Nehoa Street, runs past Roosevelt High School and ends at Makiki Heights Drive. (It) was named after Ernest Mott-Smith, who was born in Hawaii in 1873,” according to Russell Loo who wrote about a man who helped his family.

  • COURTESY BOB SIGALL
                                Frog Lane is a tiny alleyway mauka of School Street. Frogs once were raised in taro farms in the area.

    COURTESY BOB SIGALL

    Frog Lane is a tiny alleyway mauka of School Street. Frogs once were raised in taro farms in the area.

  • COURTESY CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF HONOLULU
                                <strong>Stephen Alencastre: </strong>
                                <em>He was the Catholic bishop for Hawaii from 1924 to 1940. Many of the streets in St. Louis Heights are named for teachers at Saint Louis School, biblical characters or local Catholic dignitaries. </em>

    COURTESY CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF HONOLULU

    Stephen Alencastre:

    He was the Catholic bishop for Hawaii from 1924 to 1940. Many of the streets in St. Louis Heights are named for teachers at Saint Louis School, biblical characters or local Catholic dignitaries.

  • JOHN WILLIAM SIDDALL’S BOOK “MEN OF HAWAII”
                                <strong>Ernest Mott-Smith: </strong>
                                <em>He was a trustee of the Lunalilo Home, which was originally in Makiki about where Roosevelt High School is today. </em>

    JOHN WILLIAM SIDDALL’S BOOK “MEN OF HAWAII”

    Ernest Mott-Smith:

    He was a trustee of the Lunalilo Home, which was originally in Makiki about where Roosevelt High School is today.

  • COURTESY CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF HONOLULU
                                <strong>Louis-Desire Maigret: </strong>
                                <em>He oversaw the construction of Our Lady of Peace Cathedral on Fort Street and has a street named for him in St. Louis Heights. </em>

    COURTESY CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF HONOLULU

    Louis-Desire Maigret:

    He oversaw the construction of Our Lady of Peace Cathedral on Fort Street and has a street named for him in St. Louis Heights.

Last week I wrote about several streets in Hawaii and how they got their names. Since then I have been deluged with stories and questions. Here are some of them. Read more

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