Water Street (St. John's)

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Water Street
Water street st. john's2.jpg
LocationSt. John's
East endTemperance Street
West endWaterford Bridge Road / Topsail Road
Official nameWater Street Historic District National Historic Site of Canada
Designated1987

Water Street is located in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 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 and in 2020 the city implemented a temporary pedestrian-only section of the road.

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