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Why Vine Becomes Rossmore

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One of the great mysteries of our local driving life has been the curious change from Vine street to Rossmore Ave in Hollywood. Last week, PreserveLA came up with the answer noting that Vine is so named because it went through the vineyard of 1880s US Senator Cornelius Cole while Rossmore was named after Miracle Mile's developer, A.W. Ross.

Now if only someone can explain why the 101 goes north and south and east and west yet the signs never say northwest or southeast. We've confused many a visitor by telling them to head west on the 101 when all the signs only give the option of north and south.