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Morningside Dr

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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.

DESCRIPTION:

Morningside Dr runs south from New North Rd to St Lukes Rd.

The railway line crosses it. McDonald St, Taylors Rd, Leslie Ave, Gordon Rd, Sainsbury Rd, Bournemouth Ave and Exeter Rd run off it. Westfield St Lukes Mall lies at the St Lukes Rd end.

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 nameshttp://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html

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


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