Dateline Asylum Hill

Dateline Asylum Hill
It's an article of faith in the neighborhood that Sigourney Street and Sigourney Square Park are both named for Lydia Sigourney, the greatest female poet of the 19th century who you've never heard of, but suddenly we aren't so sure anymore! As we've been doing some research on the history of Asylum Hill, we've come across numerous references to Sigourney Street that pre-date the standard date of Sigourney Street's creation, and we just don't know what to make of it. We'll dig deeper and keep you posted, but in the meantime, what do you think?