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Alexandra Street was named after Alexandra, Queen Consort to Edward VII.

 

Alexandra Street was formed in the early 1900s.  It was named by the Hamilton Borough Council  in 1906 (HBC minutes 21/09/1906). The street was named after Alexandra, Queen to King Edward VII of Great Britain (1844 - 1925). (Barton)

It originally extended from Hood Street to Collingwood Street.  After Garden Place hill was removed,  Alexandra Street was extended to run from Hood Street to Ward Street.

In 1965 the Hamilton City Council changed the name to Barton Street as the decision had been made to join Barton and Alexandra Streets across the land formerly occupied by the railway yards. However, the Government Life Insurance building was erected on the former railway land and that was followed by further buildings and then Centreplace Shopping Mall.  The connection between the two streets was then not viable and in 1977 the name reverted to Alexandra Street. (HCC minutes 2/11/1976).    

The Alexandra Street underground Car Park was opened in 1986 (HCC p. 6) and the section of Alexandra Street between Ward Street and the car park was renamed Worley Place.

The photograph above is the Pomeroy building on Alexandra Street. (Just off Hood Street).

 The section on the right was latterly occupied by a nightclub but is now (2011) part of Ebbett Motors complex.    The section on the left was demolished October 2008. 
(Hamilton City Libraries #HCL_01202). 

Alexandra Street is located here on Google maps.

 

References

Barton, C.J.W. (1932) Notes. Hamilton City Libraries. Archives MSC 124.

Hamilton Borough Council (1906). Minutes. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Council (1977). Minutes. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Libraries. Historic Photographs: Hamilton Central Streets.  Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Libraries. Street index cards. Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton City Council (1986). Guide to Alexandra Street Underground Car Park. Hamilton, New Zealand.  Hamilton City Council Works Department Streets Division.

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Alexandra Street


City:Hamilton
Name:Alexandra Street
Subject:Street names - New Zealand - Hamilton