Miriam Street was developed by Thomas Wrigley in 1886. His first suggested name, Charter Street, was declined by the Council, and Wrigley then named the street after his daughter. Wrigley was a prominent amateur entertainer and lived in the US for some years. His daughter Miriam was also well-regarded singer, both in New Zealand and Australia. She married twice, and died in Auckland in 1970.
Pic: Miriam Ryland, previously Rowe, nee Wrigley - star of the Auckland stage.