A to Z Challenge: L is for Lewis (#AtoZChallenge)

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

Today, L is for Lewis Street!

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

What I could find out about Lewis Street:

First of all, let me say that Lewis Street is a one-block street with only one exit – one exit for cars, that is.  It’s only car entrance/exit is onto Dallas Road, which makes it a really quiet street.  There are, however, three footpaths from Lewis onto nearby streets – two onto Menzies, and one onto Luxton Avenue.

From http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/HReg/JamesB/Lewis39.html:

“Lewis Street forms an intimate streetscape where the houses are built in close proximity to the street with no sidewalks or boulevards. The one-block long dead-end street is connected to Menzies St to the east by a narrow walkway known as Brotchy Lane and to Luxton Av to the west through a small playlot. ”

From 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 Lewis Street.

See?  No exit!

Footpath to Menzies

Footpath to Luxton Avenue (through a nice little park)

The footpath at the end of Lewis, also to Menzies.

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

Thanks for visiting letter L 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-4-14-2017-letter-l.html.  Stay tuned for M is for... tomorrow!!

Posted on April 14, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I like how the style descriptions in the links tell all about the features. That one at # 39 is really interesting. 🙂 Yes, I read pretty much every word of them, and like the chain of ownerships listed, too.

  2. Love those ocean views!

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