A to Z Challenge: S is for South Turner (#AtoZChallenge)

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

Today, S is for South Turner Street!

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

What I could find out about South Turner Street:

South Turner is, gasp, TWO blocks long, running from Dallas Road to Simcoe Street.  It is a lovely street lined with cherry trees that are stunning in the spring (http://www.tourismvictoria.com/blog/post/2014/21/Spring-Blossoms-in-Victoria/2815/), and a popular route for the horse-drawn carriages that run rampant in our neighbourhood, especially during tourist season (which is coming soon!)

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. ”

There are many heritage houses on the two blocks that are South Turner, some of them dating from the 1890s.

Here are some pictures I took of South Turner Street.

This is South Turner at its most stunning!

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

Thanks for visiting letter S 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-4-22-2017-letter-s.html.  Stay tuned for T is for... Monday!!

Posted on April 22, 2017, in A to Z Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Those trees look beautiful.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

  2. They really are quite glorious for about 2 weeks in late March…then gone again until the next spring.

  3. Beautiful trees!!! I am so enjoying this guided tour of James Bay! Perhaps you might consider a book someday …

  4. Wow, those trees are incredible!

  5. I love snow on trees. It’s amazing.

    I live in an area in Kansas City called Turner. Looks completely different though.

    Once Upon a Time

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