Who was Haight Street named after?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
Looking for any information on the man for whom Haight Street was named.
-- Shirley Hobbs (email@example.com), April 25, 1998
There were a few prominent men with the name of Haight, including a previous Governor and his father, a Judge in the U.S. District Court. But, it is most likely it was named after Henry Haight, a prominent local banker who was a founder of the Protestant Orphan Asylum, which I believe was on Haight St., and donated the land for it.
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