Buchanan St was named after John Buchanan, who lived in Glenmore Lodge on a block of land at the top of Dominion Rd (Davenport, 1990, p.38; Truttman, 2012).
Buchanan St runs north west from Aitken Tce in Kingsland. It is a no-exit street that terminates at the North Western Motorway.
Aitken Reserve is on the north east corner. Numbers run from 3 to 31 on that side of the road. On the south west side, numbers run from 2 to 30.
FACTS ABOUT THIS ROAD:
Part of the Glenmore Estate.
1937: “described as 15 chains long, with 1 business premises and 31 residences.” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.
Truttman, Lisa. (2012, January 15). Glenmore: The gaoler’s farm. Timespanner. https://timespanner.blogspot.com/2012/01/glenmore-gaolers-farm.html