Wakefield Street, Adelaide

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The Metropolitan Fire Station was built in 1983.

Wakefield Street is a main thoroughfare in the centre of the South Australian capital, Adelaide.

It runs in east-west between East Terrace and Victoria Square, and is one of the three streets (along with Grote Street and King William Street) to run through Victoria Square in the middle of the Adelaide city centre. The same three streets are also the widest streets in the city centre. (Refer to Adelaide city centre#Layout.)

The street was named after Daniel Bell Wakefield, the solicitor who drafted the Act which proclaimed Adelaide. Like his brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield, he was also involved in the South Australia Association in London, but never visited Adelaide.[1]

Businesses, buildings, schools, etc., on Wakefield Street include:

The Unitarian Christian Church which once stood opposite Francis Xavier's Cathedral was demolished in 1971 and replaced with a government building "Wakefield Tower".

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  1. ^ "Streets of Adelaide and North Adelaide" (PDF). State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 21 May 2016.