In 1990 my Ex-husband and I bought a home on Lynde Street in the Fruitvale District. I immediately wanted to know why it named Lynde Street? Who was Lynde?
Lynde Street was declared a public road in 1886.
Geo L. Lynde owned the land in 1878
George L. Lynde was born in about 1838 in the state of Vermont. I don’t know when he bought the property. He lived in the area in 1866. In 1877 he lived on Fruitvale Ave near 27th Street, which is close to Lynde Street. He lived on 10th Street in 1880. He was a teacher and the superintendent of the Industrial School. He owned Tin Shop (plumbing, hardware, and gas fixtures), Lynde & Howard, on East 12th, possibly with a partner. The shop suffered a significant fire in 1878. He was a Trustee for the Fruit Vale Water Company. Member of the Brooklyn Good Templars. He was married at least twice, maybe three times, and had around four children. He spent the last part of life in San Francisco. George Lynde died in 1915.
His young son was accidentally shot by a playmate while they were playing “robbers” out by the barn. Not sure if the name of his son is correct.
Articles of Incorporation – Fruit Vale Water Company
Owned a Tin Shop
Member of the Brooklyn Good Templars