The Boulevard?

MapMaybe we have a name for our new green space by the Avon.

According to the Christchurch City Libraries street name index

During the 1920s Richard Bedward Owen (1873-1948), a tailor, envisaged the establishment of a boulevard … on both sides of the Avon River from the Carlton Mill bridge to the Estuary … Owen wanted wide lawns between road and river with tall trees planted near the banks.

Clearly a man ahead of his time.

2 thoughts on “The Boulevard?

  1. paul 27 October 2011 / 2:07 pm

    This is a fantastic map!

    “Axonometric perspective compiled from field surveys, aerial oblique photographs and stereo pairs.”

    Coloured bird’s-eye pictorial map of the central city.

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