Story: Streets and lighting

Widening Wallace Street

Widening Wallace Street

The introduction of electric trams in the early 20th century necessitated the widening of some streets before tracks could be laid. These workers are widening Wallace Street in the suburb of Mt Cook, Wellington, in 1925.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street standards and planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24480/widening-wallace-street (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010