Notes:Liberty Avenue

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  • In discussion of the Northern Liberties, compare East Liberty, West Liberty?
  • Source:Miller@44–45: "The word Liberty is supposed to have originated from the free grants of lands, as recompense by the Government for military service. The expression is first found in a report of Washington's made to Governor Dinwiddie in which he speaks of the 'Northern Liberties,' meaning the districts later called Bayardstown and Lawrenceville."
  • Source:Swetnam says, "During the Prohibition era, when attacks on 'personal liberty' by drys had thrown the word into disrepute, an effort was made to change the name to 'Freedom St.' Happily, it was a complete failure."