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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966

Mary Anne Street:

Mary Anne Street:

Now spelt Mary Ann. The 1842 map shows Mary Ann Street running down hill from the corner of what is now Richardson Street and Whitby Road. A later map (1857) shows upper Richardson Street as Mary Ann Street. A Board of Works Report (1865) says: "The breastwork near Mary Ann Street has been damaged by the tide," and this would seem to refer to Richardson Street, but the correct location of this street has not yet been proved to the satisfaction of all historians.

The name was given from the ship but did not prove popular and later it was discarded because of objections from residents. However, it is in use again today as Mary Ann Lane (1963) between Fireshire Crescent and Stepneyville.