Where the Streets Have New Names: 20 Houston Streets That Change Names
West Gray Street/Inwood Drive
I imagine that, at some point, West Gray probably ended at Shepherd because there is such a dramatic difference between it and Inwood Drive. From four lanes to two, shopping centers to mansions. Perhaps the most interesting changes in the city.
In yet another very long road beginning way out west of town, it begins as Westheimer and traverses strip malls, the Montrose and, eventually, the Fourth Ward near the University of Houston after becoming Elgin.
Bissonnet Street/Binz Street/Calumet Street
And now we move into the streets that change names multiple times. And you thought two was weird. Bissonnet makes for the longest stretch, connecting the far west part of Houston with the Museum District, the Medical Center and even the area around Texas Southern University.
San Felipe Street/Vermont Street/Willard Street
After splitting off from Memorial Drive, San Felipe passes through the Galleria area and River Oaks before becoming Vermont and, ultimately, Willard in the Montrose.
Claremont Lane/Buffalo Speedway/Willowbend
Once again, River Oaks lays waste to a street name as Claremont Lane leaves that moniker behind at Westheimer, where it turns into Buffalo Speedway. In one of the stranger changes, it becomes Willowbend at a random bend in the road out near South Main.