La Fayette Road

The name references La Fayette Square, the nearby housing tract laid out in 1912 by real estate maven George La Fayette Crenshaw and his son Charles. Yet La Fayette Road wasn’t squeezed in until 1921, apparently on non-Crenshaw land. As for “La Fayette”, it’s surely taken from George and Charles Crenshaw’s shared middle name, although early ads for the tract included portraits of the Marquis de Lafayette. You’ll note the difference between “La Fayette” and “Lafayette”, by the way.