Kelowna History: Street name origins

Have you ever wondered who the streets were named after?

Have you ever wondered about where some of Kelowna’s street names came from?

Old Kelowna, a popular Facebook page posted an article from the 18th edition of The Okanagan Historical Society Reoport in 1954 written by J.B. Knowles reveals the people behind some ot the street names.

Abbot Street was named for H.B. Abbott the superintendent of the C.P.R. Bernard Avenue was named after the eldest son of Eli Lequime and Leon Street was named after Lequime’s youngest son.Bertram Street was named for J.D. Bertram who owned property adjacent to the street.

READ MORE: Kelowna History: Murder on the S.S. Okanagan

READ MORE: Storytelling preserves Secwepemc culture, history in Shuswap

Boyce Crescent was named after Dr. B.F. Boyce who was Kelowna’s first medical doctor.

DeHart was named after F.R.E. DeHart who was Mayor of Kelowna in 1909. Doyle was named after Kelowna’s first assessor and collector of customs, James L. Doyle.

Ethel Street was named after Joseph Glenn’s daughter, Ethel.

Harvey Avenue was named for James Harvey, a senior. Richter Street was named for Frank Richter a H.B.C packer and cattleman from Keremeos.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

photo: Old Kelowna Facebook photo: Old Kelowna Facebook

photo: Old Kelowna Facebook

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Two rescued from tipped sailboat near Casa Loma

The two men were quickly brought to shore by a marine rescue crew

New cherry packing facility to open near Ellison Lake this weekend

Despite a lacklustre cherry crop this year, Jealous Fruits is opening its new state-of-the-art packing facility

Petition calling for Kelowna Mountie to be fired, charged nears 350K signatures

Const. Lacey Browning was caught on camera dragging a UBCO student down a hall during a wellness check

PHOTOS: Looking back at Central Okanagan Canada Day celebrations of years past

While there may not be many festivities to look forward to for Canada Day 2020, previous celebrations have been a real treat

Long-range transportation planning around Central Okanagan offers challenges

Work from home has upended traditional traffic patterns

North Okanagan man gives back for Canada Day

Food packages given away to those living on the streets in Vernon

Dog rescued from rocky ledge in Summerland

Penticton Search and Rescue members perform high angle rescue

PHOTOS: Dual rallies take over Legislature lawn on Canada Day

Resist Canada 153 highlighted colonization and genocide, Unify the People called COVID a hoax

Gov. General honours Canadians for bravery, volunteer service

Five categories of winners presented on Canada Day

COVID-19: Should non-medical masks be mandatory in Canada?

New poll shows Canadians are divided on the rules around mandatory masks

Okanagan mine makes way for industrial project

Council holds a special meeting to rezone property

In photos and video: Colourful Canada Day parade rolls through Sicamous

Patriotic procession allows community to celebrate together while maintaining distance

Okanagan arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Arsonist must pay $500 to each party affected, no access to drugs, alcohol or fire starters

Northbound lane of Coquihalla closed after vehicle incident near Hope

A northbound lane is closed just north of the Great Bear Snowshed, according to DriveBC

Most Read