Who was Haight Street named after?

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Looking for any information on the man for whom Haight Street was named.

-- Shirley Hobbs (shobbs@aztec.asu.edu), 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.

-- Ron Filion (rfilion@geocities.com), April 27, 1998.

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