Halifax Street, Adelaide

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Halifax Street

Halifax St.jpg
View of Halifax Street facing east between King William and Pulteney streets
General information
Type Street
Location Adelaide
Length 1.5 km ( 0.9 mi)[1]
Major junctions
west end King William Street
east end East Terrace

Halifax Street is a street in the south-eastern sector of the centre of Adelaide, South Australia.[2][3] It runs east–west between East Terrace and King William Street, crossing Hutt Street and Pulteney Street and passing through Hurtle Square.[2][3] It was named after Sir Charles Wood (later Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax), British Member of Parliament for Halifax.[4]

A local landmark, this 35-metre chimney on Halifax Street was built in 1909 and is what remains of a refuse incinerator that consumed the bulk of the city's rubbish until its closure in the early 1950s, its function being replaced by landfill.[5]

Halifax Street is one of the intermediate-width streets of the Adelaide grid, at 1 12 chains (99 ft; 30 m) wide.

Circa 1844 Halifax Street became the location of one of Adelaide's first breweries, founded by William Henry Clark[6] who later built a flour mill close by. The brewery and mill were sited on city acres 564 and 603 between Halifax and Gilles streets which, from 1909 to 1950, housed Adelaide's rubbish incinerator.[7]

Junction list

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Adelaide city centre 0 0.0 King William Street Continues as Sturt Street
0.55 0.34 Pulteney Street In Hurtle Square
1.1 0.68 Hutt Street
1.5 0.93 East Terrace
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

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  1. ^ a b Google (11 December 2016). "Halifax Street, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
  3. ^ a b Map of the Adelaide CBD, North Adelaide and the Adelaide Parklands.
  4. ^ History of Adelaide Through Street Names
  5. ^ Postcards: The Greek on Halifax: In the Adelaide City region of South Australia [1]
  6. ^ "Local Intelligence". Adelaide Observer (66). 28 September 1844. p. 4. Retrieved 22 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Refuse Destructor". Evening Journal. XLII (11544). Adelaide. 9 March 1908. p. 1. Retrieved 22 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.

Coordinates: 34°55′57″S 138°36′33″E / 34.9325°S 138.6093°E / -34.9325; 138.6093

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