Water Street (St. John's)

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Water Street
Water street st. john's2.jpg
Location St. John's
North end Duckworth Street
South end Harbour Drive
Official name: Water Street Historic District National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1987

Water Street is located in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed in the early 16th century, and is said to be the oldest street in North America.[citation needed] It became a commercial trading outpost for the Basques, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The street now boasts many souvenir shops, restaurants, pubs, and high-end boutiques, as well as other commercial ventures. To this day the street remains the hub of commercial activity in the city.

National Historic Site[edit]

The Water Street Historic District was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 and comprises a group of commercial structures which are representative of the 19th-century mercantile businesses associated with the Newfoundland fisheries and the Atlantic trade. [1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°33′45.29″N 52°42′31.13″W / 47.5625806°N 52.7086472°W / 47.5625806; -52.7086472