A to Z Challenge: M is for Marifield (#AtoZChallenge)

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

Today, M is for Marifield Avenue!

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

What I could find out about Marifield Avenue:

Before I began my search, I realized that I can tell you that Marifield Avenue is two blocks long (kind of).  The one block runs from Government Street, and ends abruptly (there is no footpath exit here!).  And the other block runs from the opposite side of Government until it bends and turns into  (poof!!) St. Andrews Street.

Now, after I have dug a bit online, I have pieced together some interesting things.  I believe Marifield Street was names for the house called “Marifield” that was built in 1875 for Bishop Edward and Mary Cridge  (https://oakbaychronicles.ca/?page_id=12), who were important historical figures in Victoria.  Also, one of the older houses on the street (or perhaps the oldest?  Not sure…) is the Coach House, which is down at the St. Andrews end (http://evelazarus.com/the-coach-house/), and was originally a servants house for a mansion called Castlewood (long gone).  So, a few interesting tidbits!!

Here are some pictures I took of Marifield Avenue.

That down there?  That is where St. Andrews begins…it’s where the Coach House is.

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

Thanks for visiting letter M 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-4-15-2017-letter-m.html.  Stay tuned for N is for... Monday!!

Posted on April 15, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Your little town is so doggone fascinating!

  2. I agree…fascinating!

    One thing that I want to know is what happened to the other Cridge child? On the section that I read, it said they had nine children, and four made it to adulthood and four died of the “black measles”. Ok, that leaves one more that didn’t grow up. What happened to him/her? I didn’t see that addressed in the article, but I might have missed it with the distractions around here. Do you know what happened to that child?

    I can understand completely why they moved from the parsonage. It is hard to live in peace surrounded by painful memories.

    Have a happy day and a blessed Easter!

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