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    May 19, 2006

Narrowest street in Toledo? - Could Helen Drive be the narrowest street in town? Its width is 8.5 feet. Where is it? Go west on Hill Ave., turn left on Lancaster Ave. (last street before the US23 overpass).
posted by flinty to news at 11:20 A.M. EST     (9 Comments)

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Avalon Place, between Galena and Buckeye, off Summit St is one itty bitty street that goes for only one block.
posted by BrianInFlorida at 06:10 A.M. EST on Sat May 20, 2006     #

There are several streets in Point Place that may qualify...139th Street, perhaps? The northern-most part of 310th and the western-most part of 137th?

How do fire engines get down these streets?

posted by MaggieThurber at 06:43 A.M. EST on Sat May 20, 2006     #

There are several very narrow streets in NW Toledo (Washington Township and the pre annexed Washington Township) and the annexed Adams township in South Toledo. I don't remember the names, but when you see them, you say wow.
posted by chrismyers at 08:24 A.M. EST on Sat May 20, 2006     #

There is a West Toledo street called Flormar, which can only be accessed from Commonwealth, that may rival Helen.

It is more like a driveway, and has - I believe - only two houses on it.

Might make a good blog series...

posted by historymike at 11:01 A.M. EST on Sat May 20, 2006     #

Ha, I've got you all beat for narrowest street, but it's not in Toledo:

There's several sidewalks that are actually signed city streets, used as mailing addresses, in the Erie Gardens part of Port Clinton. And yes, you're taxed as if you live on a corner lot if you live on those "streets" and your property also runs up against another street.

Oh, and of course the city NEVER plows or fixes the goddamn things.

posted by anonymouscoward at 12:33 P.M. EST on Sat May 20, 2006     #

There are lots of these 'streets' in the old North End. I prefer to call them small driveways, but they have street signs and are *somewhat* maintained. :)
posted by DoknowDocare at 08:12 A.M. EST on Sun May 21, 2006     #

I cannot think of the name of the's on the East Side, what was "Hunky Town""Birmingham"...not only is the street narrow...the homes are right next to each other, literally and practically built curbside!
posted by MARIELORA at 08:52 A.M. EST on Sun May 21, 2006     #

That Eastside street is Magyar. It's 1 of a few alley type streets in Birmingham. They're about 10 feet wide.
posted by steiner at 03:56 P.M. EST on Sun May 21, 2006     #

Secor road between Central Ave. and Bancroft is more narrow than a 4 lane road should be. I think it should be converted to 3 lanes.
posted by paddington at 10:04 A.M. EST on Mon May 22, 2006     #

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