Was Preston Street named after Isabella Preston?
Was Preston Street named after Isabella Preston, the celebrated horticulturalist who worked at the Central Experimental Farm in the 1920s?
Preston Street in Ottawa was named after John Honey Preston, City Treasurer. The City of Ottawa, Central Archives, provided this information after consulting the books, Ottawa Old and New by Lucien Brault 1946 and Ottawa Past and Present by A.H.D. Ross 1927.
More information on Isabella Preston is available at the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm's website: http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/lilacs/lilachistcef.htm#isabella