SAN FRANCISCO—Bernal Heights in San Francisco will have a new addition to its district. What was once known as the nameless street near the Wolfe Lane Community Garden and Miller Memorial Grove (Dogpatch Community Garden), will have a new identity that is Martin Avenue.
According to the document on file that was completed on November 10, the name-giving of the street was a tributary act. The street’s new name is in honor of Martin Ron, who was both a dedicated land surveyor and admirer of the city’s landscape.
The paperwork for the street states that Mr. Ron’s downtown San Francisco firm, which was founded in 1968, “performed professional surveying services on almost every major project in the City.” His son Ben Ron had taken over leadership of the business, Martin M. Ron Associates, Inc., in lieu of his father after his passing.
Mr. Martin’s legacy includes having done work on SFMOMA, Millennium Tower, AT&T Park, as well as doing updating work on the Cliff House and the Golden Gate Bridge, according to the website, Brentwood.
The newly named street connects Mullen Avenue and Brewster Street on the eastern side of both parks and is around 300 feet in distance.
According to Curbed SF, the 93 year-old widow of the late Martin Ron has been waiting since 2003 for the street to be named after her husband, who was a Holocaust survivor from Berlin before he planted his roots in San Francisco.
Google Maps displays the new street’s name as Martin Avenue.