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!!
- The Coach House on Marifield: http://evelazarus.com/the-coach-house/
- Oak Bay Chronicles: https://oakbaychronicles.ca/?page_id=12
- The Cridge Residence, “Marifield”: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/cridge-residence-marifield-in-james-bay-victoria-c-c-pemberton-collection
- Marifield House: http://www.marifieldhouse.com/history.html
- Marifield House History: https://marifieldhistory.wordpress.com/
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!!