Appian Way

This street takes its name from the Via Appia, or Appian Way, the ancient highway that once connected Rome to Brindisi – a distance of some 350 miles, give or take. That Appian Way was begun in 312 B.C by its namesake, Appius Claudis Caecus, a Roman censor. This Appian Way was named by 1922. The street’s unusual (for Lomita) diagonal layout may have inspired someone to affix it with a noteworthy name.