A to Z Challenge: R is for Rithet (#AtoZChallenge)

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

Today, R is for Rithet Street!

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

What I could find out about Rithet Street:

Rithet Street runs for 1 block between South Turner (which will be showcased in the next A to Z post) and Menzies.

Rithet Street was named for Robert Paterson Rithet (as per http://www.jamesbaybeacon.ca/?q=node/1244)  RP Rithet did not live in James Bay, but lived nearby at 998 Humboldt Street in Fairfield (http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/HReg/Fairfield/Humboldt998.html).

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 Rithet Street.

Well, I didn’t actually get out to take pictures this week ’cause, you know, sick.  And there isn’t that much to see as it’s pretty much apartment buildings on both sides of the block.

Here’s a picture of a horse and carriage trotting down South Turner (see S) near Rithet….

Carriage

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

Thanks for visiting letter R 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-4-21-2017-letter-r.html.  Stay tuned for S is for... tomorrow!!

Posted on April 21, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Cool! Thanks Emily. 🙂 Love the nearby horse and carriage. Feel better.

  2. I always love the horse & carriage pics! 🙂

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