Riverview – 85 Years in Riverview – by Ed Taylor
The Riverview Community Centre would like to publish history and stories about the history of Riverview.
Please submit your history and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memories are made of this – What it was like to grow up in the fifties – by Melinda McCracken
Note: this short book contains a good history of Riverview from its very beginnings, not just from the 1950s.
Memories of Riverview Community Centre, the 1950s – by Wayne Stewart
Read here about the history of Elm Park: http://cec.chebucto.org/ClosPark/Elm-Park.html
Riverview Streets history
Churchill – Created in 1942. After Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965), British statesman and author; Prime Minister, 1940 – 1945 and 1951 – 1955; Nobel Prize winner for literature, 1953. Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names.
Wavell – Created in 1948. Archibald Percival, 1st Earl of Wavell (1883-1950), British field marshal; viceroy of India, 1943-47; commander-in-chief, Middle East, WWII, 1939-41. Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names.
Montgomery – Created in 1948. Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-?); British field marshall, World War II, deputy supreme command, NATO, 1951. Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names.
Clare – Created in 1904. Clare – after the grandfather of W.S. Lang. Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names.
Balfour – Created in 1904. Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930), British Prime Minister, 1902-1905, author of Balfour Declaration. (Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names)
Ashland – Created in 1904. A small city along the southern shore of Lake Superior. (Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names)
Baltimore – Created in 1927. Formerly Florence Street. (Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names)
Oakwood – Created in 1904.
Maplewood – Created in 1904.
Bartlet – Created in 1904. Probably after J.W. Bartlett, who came to Winnipeg in 1890 to become the western manager of the “Farmer’s Advocate” leaving a year later to become the chief clerk of the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Morley – Created in 1882 by Plan No. 249. Lieutenant Colonel Morley commanded the 144th battalion, 90th regiment (now Royal Winnipeg Rifles), World War I. Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names.
Arnold – Created in 1913. Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) an English writer of the Victorian era. (Source: Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names)
Brandon – Created in 1913. Formerly Weatherdon Avenue. Perhaps after Brandon, Manitoba (many streets are named after Manitoba locations.)
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