Morningside Dr was named after the Morningside subdivision/suburb. Morningside was named after a mental asylum in the Morningside suburb of Edinburgh. This was a joke between Allan Kerr Taylor and his brothers (Davenport, 1990, p.149).
The northern part was once called Argyle St. Gordon Rd formed a part of it.
On the west side, numbers run from 1 to 77. On the east side, numbers run from 2 to 60.
FACTS ABOUT THIS STREET:
1937: “Argyle Street was described as 20 chains in length, with 7 business premises and 29 residences, and as one of the earliest named streets in that suburb. ” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
1937: Gordon Rd was “described as 40 chains long, with 54 residences and one of the early streets in the area” (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.