Franklin Street, Adelaide

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Franklin Street
South Australia
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Franklin Street, looking west from King William Street
General information
Type Street
Length 1.1 km (0.7 mi)
Opened 1837
Major junctions
Eastern end King William Street, Victoria Square
  Morphett Street
Western end West Terrace

Franklin Street is a main street in the centre of Adelaide, South Australia.[1][2]

Franklin Street terminates at its western end at West Terrace. The eastern end merges into the northern edge of Victoria Square and continues across King William Street as Flinders Street. It is the location of the Adelaide General Post Office, the former Maughan Uniting Church, Eynesbury College, the interstate bus terminal, and various companies.

The street was named on 23 May 1837 in honour of John Franklin, Arctic explorer and Governor of Tasmania.[3]

2011 redevelopment

In 2011, the street commenced a mid-scale redevelopment of four major buildings:[citation needed]

  • 50m 71-83 Franklin Street [Approved-2014]
  • 67m 42-56 Franklin Street [Approved-2013]
  • 72m City Central 8 [U/C- 2012]
  • 73m 58-76 Franklin Street [U/C-2014]


See also

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  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  2. ^ Map of the Adelaide CBD, North Adelaide and the Adelaide Parklands.
  3. ^ History of Adelaide Through Street Names,
  4. ^ Final pieces of gothic Maughan Church set to fall The Advertiser, 13 September 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  5. ^ The first Tesla Superchargers (also with generic chargers) in South Australia, completing an Australian Tesla charging network that stretches as far as the Queensland capital over 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away Tesla charging stations to link Adelaide with world's largest battery: 28 September 2017
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