Meridian Street. The name alone has prestige. Say you live or have an office on this street, and you have instant cool and cache. The mention of the name of our city’s east/ west division line surely evokes visions of regal old apartment buildings or the seemingly unending yards fronting stately mansions. Today, of course, those are up towards 38th street and beyond, to Meridian Kessler, but that tradition started much farther south on North Meridian. In the early 1900s there were still a few mansions on Meridian Street in the Mile Square, and certainly beyond that, yet still a decade or two away from establishing most of the homes of what is now the North Meridian Street Historic District.