Ard Eevin Avenue

Ard Eevin may look like a pun on “odd even”, but the term means “beautiful heights” in Gaelic. (There are two towns in Ireland called Ardeevin, minus the space.) The street takes its name from Daniel and Margaret Campbell‘s 1903 house, designed by local architect Nathaniel Dryden. “Dan” and “Nat” were in the inner circle of Glendale godfather Leslie Coombs Brand: Campbell – born in Northern Ireland – was Brand’s close friend and colleague; Dryden was Brand’s brother-in-law. The historic home’s address is actually on Mountain Street; Ard Eevin Avenue was named in 1923.