Street Stories: The First Streets
Church Street and Chapel Street

Church Street was named in recognition of the Church of England’s St Matthew’s Church, which at that time stood on the south-eastern corner of Queen and Church Streets.

Chapel Street was named after the Methodist and Congregationalist churches, or chapels that stood on the north side of the Lincoln Road and Renall Street corners respectively.

Pic: The first St Matthews Church, on the corner of Queen Street.