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).
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 names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.