Rowena Avenue

Named for the fictitious Lady Rowena, the 12th century love interest of Wilfred of Ivanhoe in Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819). Unsurprisingly, Rowena Avenue was part of the 1887┬áIvanhoe subdivision, presumably (but not positively) named by its developer Griffith J. Griffith. Several Silver Lake streets were named for Scott characters and books: see Ivanhoe Drive for more.