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Street Series-- Gottingen Street

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Hidden : 12/7/2008
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Street Series-- Gottingen Street is part of a series depicting the origin of Halifax Street names.

The original British plan for Halifax divided the colony into a fortified central town flanked by North and South suburbs.The North Suburbs began in the vicinity of what is now Scotia Square and over the years expanded north.Initial settlement took place from 1750 to 1752.........Many were German,and owing to an anglicization of the German word " Deutsch", the North Suburbs where they settled became known as Dutch Town. In 1764 some of them petitioned the governor in council to name their area Gottingen, commemorating that district of Germany.......For many years Gottingen Street remained a sparsely settled country lane, trailing north to Fort Needham.......When military property prevented the extension of Brunswick Street...Gottingen became the main artery of Halifax's expanding North End.
After the Second World War .......the area surrounding south Gottingen began to deteriorate, so that by the 1970's it presented an unflattering image of urban decay.....In the 1980s apparently to eliminate social stigma, city council changed the name of Gottingen north of Young Street to Novalea Drive. Today a trip along the full length of Gottingen Street/Novalea Drive passes through diverse neighbourhoods that mirror the key stages in the history of the North End { Paul Erickson}
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