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Street Series-- Robie Street
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Robie Street, Halifax is part of a series giving the origin of street names in Halifax.
'Robie Street is a north-south artery , street and a provincial road that runs for 8 kilometers within the Halifax Peninsula area of the Halifax Regional Municipality from Memorial Drive in North End Halifax to Gorsebrook Ave in the South End Halifax . The street in most places is 4 lanes .From Gorsebrook Ave to Cunard Street its 4 lanes Boulavard style divided roadway . From Cunard to Almon Streets its a 2 lane street and public resistance prevented it from being a 4 lane street and is a major bottleneck for traffic in the afternoon going to the Macdonald Bridge via North Street . From the Almon To the Mackay Bridge Ramps it is 4 lane undivded . From Livingstone Street to Memmorial Drive its a 2 lane street . A section is called the 'Robie Street Extension ' which connects Robie Street from Livingstone Street to the Mackay Bridge but its not officially Robie Street
Robie Street is "Named after Nova Scotia politician and judge Simon Bradstreet Robie[1770-1858],the original street marked the western boundary of the Halifax Common, which stretched from the South Street to Cunard.Part of the common land became Camp Hill Cemetery, opened in the 1840's.................The street's most notable historical dwelling remains Camp Hill Cottage.It is on the west side, just north of Jubilee Road, a neoclassical dwelling designed in the 1840's Henry Hill[1805-1882], who also built Rockhead Prison in the North End " Judith Fingard--Halifax Street Names
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