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Weekly Acorn #18

This week I will discuss the EXACT boundries of Oak Crest.  I wrote an earlier post on this last fall in Weekly Acorn #3, but I included a little more territory than what is really considered the original neighborhood of OC.  So, in this post I will be very specific of these boundries.  As a point of origin let’s say that Oak Crest begins on Polo Rd at the east side of the bridge that crosses Silas Creek Pky.   From that point I will cover the boundries on both the north and south sides of Polo Rd headed east and then all of the side streets off of Polo.  Here we go:

Polo Rd (formerly Oak Crest Dr) - Beginning on the north side of Polo Rd, OC begins at 1537 Polo  (J A Fouts’ house) and heading east ending at 1141 Polo (Paul Hauser’s house at the corner of Student Dr).  Please note: Student Dr is NOT part of OC. 

Then on the south side of Polo Rd, OC begins at 1526 Polo (Sarah Woosley’s house) and heading east ending at 1210 Polo (Betty Swaim’s house at the corner of Rosedale Cr).  Please note:  The retirement home located on Polo Ridge Ct just to the west of 1526 Polo is NOT part of OC. 

The portion of Polo Rd that runs through Oak Crest was originally called Oak Crest Drive.  I am only speculating here, but that street name MAY have extended from Reynolda Rd to University Pky (formerly Old Town/Bethabara Rd).  I will discuss this further in Part 8 of this series. 

Crepe Myrtle Cr - Located on the south side of Polo Rd, Crepe Myrtle heads south about 200 feet then forks and forms one giant loop.  It is lined with crepe myrtle trees along both sides of the street, which is where it gets its name. 

Harmon Av - Located on the south side of Polo Rd, Harmon Av heads south for about two blocks and stops at a dead end.  Originally a boulevard with a center median, Harmon is now a single street named after the Harmon Sisters who lived on an adjacent parcel of land along the the south boundry of OC. 

Rosedale Cr - Located on the south side of Polo Rd, Rosedale Cr makes a Horseshoe loop and intersects with Polo at two locations. 

Hobart St (formerly Rosedale St) - This is a short connector (alley) between Harmon Av and Rosedale Cr and is one block long.  There are no houses on this street, only driveways to houses at the corners of Harmon and Rosedale.  Hobart was originally called Rosedale St. 

Friendship Cr - Located on the north side of Polo Rd, Friendship Cr makes a long semi-circle that stretches almost the entire length of OC and intersects with Polo at two locations.  Friendship has two streets branching off it along the north side. 

Idlewild Dr - This street begins at Friendship Cr and extends several blocks north and down two steep hills and ending in a cul-de-sac.  Please note: Idlewilde Ct (a side street branching east) and the Idlewilde Heath (a subdivision branching north of the cul-se-sac) are NOT part of OC. 

Freds Rd - This street begins at Friendship Cr and extends about two blocks north and stops at a dead end.  Much of the land along Freds Rd is undeveloped and owned by the Nisbet family.  The street is named after Fred Nisbet. 

That my fellow neighbors is our complete Oak Crest neighborhood.  Well, not quite……!  Be sure to tune in next week when I will tell you about two more streets that were/are designated as part of OC, but are now considered part of another neighborhood. 

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