A to Z Challenge: J is for San Jose (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, J is for San Jose Avenue!

Here is a Google map showing where San Jose Avenue is located in James Bay.

What I could find out about San Jose Avenue:

Another one-block street in James Bay, San Jose Avenue used to be San Juan Avenue.  Why, oh why do they keep changing the street names???

According to http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/Neighbourhoods/jamesbayhistory.html:

“It was not until the late 1880s and 1890s that living in the southern end of James Bay, closer to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, became popular, in large part because the electric street railway ran lines to the Outer Wharf, along Menzies and Niagara Streets to Beacon Hill Park. Here large homes were interspersed with subdivisions of smaller ones. Dr. Charles Newcombe’s house (138 Dallas Rd) overlooking Ogden Point and the Macaulays’ Queen Anne mansion, Pinehurst, (originally fronting Dallas, now off 617 Battery St) are two notable surviving mansions. The east sides of Oswego, San Jose and Lewis Streets comprise almost intact streetscapes of modest houses of the late 1800s and early 1900s, but nearby streets boast many other working and middle class enclaves, notably along Niagara, Menzies, Rithet, South Turner, lower Government, Toronto, Heather, Parry, Battery and Alma Place (off Michigan) and Avalon. ”

Here are some pictures I took of San Jose Avenue.

Facing Dallas Road and the ocean.

Love the little libraries around town.

Facing back towards Niagara.

Also love the art on the city whatever-this-is things.

Kevin pondering the ocean after our walk down San Jose Avenue.

What else do you want to know about San Jose Avenue ?  Ask away, and I will see what I can find out for you!

Thanks for visiting letter J of my A to Z Challenge post of 2017.  You can find more I posts at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-12-2017-letter-j.html.  Stay tuned for K is for... tomorrow!!

Posted on April 12, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I love the little libraries too. Very cool!

  2. That’s wonderful there are the little libraries there. I don’t think we have any at all. Wish we did.

  3. Oh I see, it’s a challenge! How fun. 🙂 Creative too. Blessings, Emily. ~Debbie

  4. I love that little library box. I’m never seen those here in the States. What a neat idea!

  5. It is such a pretty place — all of these streets are loaded with charm. I love the little library!

  6. I neglected to say so earlier, but that Queen Anne house “Pinehurst” is absolutely beautiful. 🙂

  7. The library-in-the-fence is so cute!

    I guess they keep changing the names of the streets to keep the street sign-makers in business or something. I agree, it’s totally annoying. 🙂

    My “theme” – A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter K

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