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???
“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. ”
- San Jose Avenue properties at Hallmark: http://victoriahistory.ca/property.php?fun=browse&page=53&limit=50
- 40 San Jose Avenue: http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/HReg/JamesB/SanJose40.html
- 35 San Jose Avenue: http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/HReg/JamesB/SanJose35.html
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!!