The early years of Rosedale Avenue dating back to 1911. Rosedale Avenue in Summerland has gone through many changes since this picture was taken in the early 1900s. In the background is St. Stephen Anglican Church. To the left, is the newly built home of Judge Kelley. This home still exists. It is the central portion of the Providence Funeral Home. Judge Kelley named the street Rosedale Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

The early years of Rosedale Avenue dating back to 1911. Rosedale Avenue in Summerland has gone through many changes since this picture was taken in the early 1900s. In the background is St. Stephen Anglican Church. To the left, is the newly built home of Judge Kelley. This home still exists. It is the central portion of the Providence Funeral Home. Judge Kelley named the street Rosedale Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Rosedale Avenue in Summerland dates to 1910

Some early buildings in the area still remain

Rosedale Avenue in Summerland has gone through many pictures over the past century, but some Summerland buildings in the area still remain.

The home in the picture was built by Judge Wellington Kelley, a Summerland pioneer.

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Kelley also introduced the name Rosedale for the prominent Summerland street.

The Kelley home today is part of the Providence Funeral Home.

Municipal minutes from 1925 show the correct spelling of his name, but a Summerland street named in his honour is spelled Kelly instead.

The church is the St. Stephen Anglican Church. It was built in the downtown area in 1909. The stone church has become a landmark within the community.

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