A to Z Challenge: K is for Kingston (#AtoZChallenge)

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

Today, K is for Kingston Street!

Here is a Google map showing where Kingston Street is located in James Bay.

What I could find out about Kingston Street:

Kingston Street stretches from Menzies Street and runs towards the Fisherman’s Wharf, where it turns into St. Lawrence (which turns into Erie – remember Erie Street??)

One of our favourite restaurants is on Kingston Street:  the Blue Crab Seafood House.

From http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/Neighbourhoods/jamesbayhistory.html:

“James Bay’s earliest subdivision streets were named after places in eastern North America that were familiar to the HBC officers: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Belleville, Niagara, Ontario, Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Oswego, Erie and Quebec. ”

And

“Starting in the 1860s trades and working class people purchased modest houses on town lots a few streets away from the harbour and generally farther away from the James Bay Bridge. Thus Quebec, Superior, Kingston and Michigan Streets west of Birdcage Walk became popular residential areas. During the 1890s many more homes for middle class and working class families were constructed. Of the dozens of houses built on these streets in the 1860s and 1870s, the James Irving House at 428 Superior Street (1873) is a notable survivor. In the 1880s and 1890s houses for longshoremen at the Outer Wharf and other workers were clustered along St. Lawrence, Ontario, Erie, Quebec, Kingston and Superior Streets. Though hundreds of houses were demolished in the 1950s and 1960s to make way for apartment blocks, enclaves of 1890s houses survive. ”

Here are some pictures I took of Kingston Street.

Looking down from Menzies

Hotel row

 

A glimpse of the inner harbour

Italian restaurant at the end of the street

Looking back

The end…

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

Thanks for visiting letter K 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-4-13-2017-letter-k.html.  Stay tuned for L is for... tomorrow!!

Posted on April 13, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Since every other town in Canada has a “KIng” street, I appreciate they tried to change it up, at least a little. 😛

  2. That B&B is so adorable! I love the porch on it!

  3. This street has a lot of nice scenery.

    Cheryl
    Plucking Of My Heartstrings

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