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Delta throwback: The old names

The heritage street marker program is aimed at increasing public awareness of local heritage
51 Street in Ladner formerly Hotham Street
Ladner’s 51 Street looks much different from when it was called Hotham Street.

Signs are posted throughout the City of Delta of the historic former names of many of the community’s streets.

The Heritage Advisory Commission works with the engineering department to post historic street names in locations where they will not interfere with visibility of current street numbers.

The goal is to add more markers every year, as well as heritage narrative plaques at key locations.

Prior to 1960, many of Delta's streets were not numbered but were named.

Just a few of them include 60 Avenue (Vasey Road), 68 Street (McDonald Road), 6 Avenue (Allen Road), 16 Avenue (Dennis Road), 81A Avenue (Patrick Road), 53 Street (Maple Road), 52 Street (Imperial Road), 64 Avenue (Peck Road), 64 Street (Goudy Road), 34B Street (Parmiter Road), 104 Street (Kittson Park Road), 8 Avenue (Cemetery Road), 48B Street (Ontario Street), 47 Avenue (Victoria Street), 56 Street (Point Roberts Road) and 48 Avenue (Westham Street).


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