Topic: Mollett Street - Christchurch Street

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Named after Thomas Mollett.

Named after Thomas Mollett (1823-1906).

Mollett was a builder and surveyor. He had a builder's yard, probably where this street was later formed.

A "first class" building site on Mollett's Road is advertised for sale in the Star in 1878. The work of forming Mollett's right-of-way is mentioned in a report of a meeting of the Works Commitee in the Star in 1881. Mollett's Street appears in the Star in 1890 when a Mrs Cook of Mollett's Street, off Colombo Street, advertises for a good general servant. By 1895 it is Mollett Street.

Not listed in street directories until 1955. There must have been no residents until then.

Formerly Mollett’s Road and Mollett’s right-of-way.

 

Origin of name from Christchurch Street and Place Names

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Mollett Street - Christchurch Street


City:Christchurch
Suburb :Central City
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