Bowie Street, Austin, Texas
In keeping with the theme about street names, monuments, statues, and other forms of public acknowledgement of great people, and how the definition of who or what is great is very much dependent on your perspective, Bowie Street in Austin, named for a historical figure important to Texan Independence, was "renamed" as a kind of street art, by people who created a decal to modify the existing sign to honor musician David Bowie, after the announcement of his death. See
"SXSW founder and sign maker: We changed “David Bowie” street sign," from the Austin American-Statesman.
The music industry is a key component of the city's cultural identity and creative economy, as mentioned in the previous post about David Bowie and music in the city a couple days ago, so this is an interesting and fun way to acknowledge David Bowie, albeit without sanction by the city and much faster than could occur through formal channels.
But it does remind me of how Indianapolis, associated with Motor Sports because of the Indianapolis Speedway and the annual Indy 500 event, has an honorary street renaming program focused on acknowledgement of racing car drivers.
This could be a spur for Austin to do something similar around music.