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Violet St

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NAME:

Violet St was known as Victoria Ave. [Date needs confirmation]

There is more than one story about the origin of the name of this street:

  • Named after Adeline Violet Taylor, daughter of Allan and Sophia Kerr Taylor (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
  • The name of a ketch which was a coastal trader in the 1860s (Davenport, 1990, p.237).

DESCRIPTION:

Violet St runs between Bennett St and Alexis Ave.

On the northern side, numbers run from 1 to 13. On the southern side, numbers run from 2 to 12.

DETAILS ABOUT THIS STREET:

1937: “Described as 150 yards long, with 9 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.


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