At some point between 1927 and 1930 the Victorian streets of Strathbungo were renumbered. Originally numbers ran up one side of the street and then down the other. The change to the modern convention, of odd on one side and even on the other, was perhaps prompted by the building of the Gardens.

One consequence was that some unlucky house owners would have had their property renumbered to No. 13 against their will. Consequently, No 13 was omitted from all the Victorian streets – go and check if you don’t believe me.