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NAME:

Auckland Libraries (n.d.) says that Martin Ave was “named after family associated with area. William Hurst Martin was a member of the former Mount Albert Road Board and Mount Albert school committee”. He a neighbouring landowner. His home was called Martinborough or Martinboro’, and he lived there for 50 years before his death in 1919.

James Martin Logan purchased the land that Martin Ave was built on between 1914 and 1921, and created the Prince of Wales Estate. Martin Ave, between the top of Rossgrove Terrace and Burnside Ave was constructed soon after. It is possible that the name Martin was a nod to Logan’s middle name, as well as to its notable neighbour.

Initially, Martin Ave was a short sidestreet that ran northeast from the top of Rossgrove Tce towards Meola Creek.

Parkstone Rd was created by 1924, and met Martin Ave at the top of Rossgrove Tce. At some point after 1955, the whole length of Parkstone Rd was renamed Martin Ave.

DESCRIPTION:

Martin Ave runs north east from the end of Monaghan Ave. It terminates at Auckland Institute of Studies.

Numbers 1 to 75 lie on the south east side of the road. Numbers 2 to 72 lie on the north west side.

FACTS ABOUT THIS STREET:

1937: ” described as 100 yards long, with 10 residences” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).


SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:

Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street nameshttp://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html

Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.

Elliott, Robin & Kidd, Harold. (2001). The Logans: New Zealand’s Greatest Boatbuilding Family. David Ling Publishing.


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