Beethoven Street is a street in the Queen’s Park Estate.
The original streets of the Queen’s Park Estate were given names A Street, B Street, C street etc. up to P Street. They were eventually given real names but one of the distinguishing features of the Estate are these sequential streets.
The north-east corner of the Estate was acquired in 1874 by the United Land Company.
Four streets were eventually laid out - Beethoven, Mozart, Herries, and Lancefield Street
The terraced houses were tightly packed: a few, facing Kilburn Lane
, were to be worth £500 and the rest £300. Less than half of the plots, towards the northern end, had been numbered by 1883 but Beethoven and Mozart Street
s had been built up by 1886.
Both poor and comfortable households existed when surveyed in 1899 in Beethoven, Herries, and Lancefield Street