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    These are great photos thanks for sharing
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    Great pictures! I was surprise to see Buffalo Bill's. I had many family dinners there when I was young.

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    Those are fantastic.

    Doesn't Jasper look great with a trolley running down the middle?

    That old planetarium - such a small building, yet it was larger than life to me as a little kid.

    What shopping mall is that? (aerial photo)

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    Westmount Mall
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    Default Wow!

    Those are FANTASTIC!
    The guy must really love this city huh?
    Great to see somebody taking the effort to save these images of nostalgia,the time and money he must've spent to compile all those Edmonton Postcards!
    Hope he isn't upset that ya posted his efforts on another site without asking him if he minds.....
    I'm sure he'll be happy with the nod of approval .

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    Quote Originally Posted by swood View Post
    Westmount Mall
    You guys referring to that large building and parking lot with the traffic circle nearby? I had no idea it was all undeveloped brush next to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGNITERS View Post
    Those are FANTASTIC!
    The guy must really love this city huh?
    Great to see somebody taking the effort to save these images of nostalgia,the time and money he must've spent to compile all those Edmonton Postcards!
    Hope he isn't upset that ya posted his efforts on another site without asking him if he minds.....
    I'm sure he'll be happy with the nod of approval .
    He posted them publicly on Flickr, people don't do that unless they want to share them.
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    i remember going to Buffalo Bills too when i was a kid, as well as the old planetarium. the memories. i knew that mall was Westmount from the location of the traffic circle, but i as well didn't know it was so undeveloped around the area when the mall went up. fabulous pictures though! some from my youth, and some from my parents youth it looks like too!
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    what is this in the photo ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    what is this in the photo ??
    I'm fairly certain that's Westmount Shopper's Park, Edmonton's first mall (built 1955-ish?).
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    I think Westmount is also Alberta's oldest mall, and the mall wasn't enclosed.

    Overall, great pictures! My parents and grandparents would remember many of those.
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    westmount mall is Edmonton first ever shopping mall but oldest mall in alberta is unknown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    westmount mall is Edmonton first ever shopping mall but oldest mall in alberta is unknown?
    Yes, Westmount was also Alberta's first shopping mall.

    The concept of the "shopper's park" was so novel at the time that W.C. Woodward and Stanley Kresge personally attended William Hawrelak's ribbon-cutting ceremony. Westmount was a big first for Alberta.

    I really like all these photos!
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    I believe Meadowlark antedates Westmount, and was open-air when it first opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    I believe Meadowlark antedates Westmount, and was open-air when it first opened.
    According to the link jagators63 provided two posts before yours, Westmount was built 12 years before Meadowlark.
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    ^OK, I see. But in 1967 Jasper Place was already annexed. I'd always thought the mall was built while J.P. was still its own town.

    PS (8:12pm) OK. I'm completely wrong. In fact Westmount seems to have been the first mall in Canada, and the SECOND in N. America.

    http://www.edmonton.com/for-business/shopping435.aspx

    I'm sure some might lament the success of what it started....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ut_libet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    what is this in the photo ??
    I'm fairly certain that's Westmount Shopper's Park, Edmonton's first mall (built 1955-ish?).
    OMG jagators63, did you bother reading the prior posts before asking??? The same question was already posed and answered already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    ^OK, I see. But in 1967 Jasper Place was already annexed. I'd always thought the mall was built while J.P. was still its own town.

    PS (8:12pm) OK. I'm completely wrong. In fact Westmount seems to have been the first mall in Canada, and the SECOND in N. America.

    http://www.edmonton.com/for-business/shopping435.aspx

    I'm sure some might lament the success of what it started....
    Not me. Personally, I love malls. They're a great magnet for people from multiple social strata.

    But does anyone happen to know: Is any of the original Westmount Mall still standing? Or has it all been rebuilt at one point or another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ut_libet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    what is this in the photo ??
    I'm fairly certain that's Westmount Shopper's Park, Edmonton's first mall (built 1955-ish?).
    OMG jagators63, did you bother reading the prior posts before asking??? The same question was already posed and answered already.

    that because I do not know about this old photo of westmount mall due to undeveloped area aand I did read all the posts on any forums like I always do everyday. other thing is I was born and raised in ontario till 1997 as I moved to Edmonton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    But does anyone happen to know: Is any of the original Westmount Mall still standing? Or has it all been rebuilt at one point or another?
    Though there are pieces of original scattered in the current building, the largest intact portion is the north end, former Woodwards store, though it has been re-clad.

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    If one looks carefully, you can see the former EY&P extension running NW toward the CNR mainline. Fabulous pics. Most of which are new to myself. Thank you for posting them.
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    Amazing to see the changes. Sad to see some wonderful buildings gone now. I sure do miss the Teglar Building. The Bay looks so similar to the way it looks now (ignoring the extra floor added recently by the University).

    I don't understand how it is that Edmonton had rail transit way back then and yet now that we are a big city, it takes so much money and effort. How things change.

    I have some memory of Buffalo Bills but we didn't eat out very often back then. Does anybody remember where it was?

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    Default check out his photographs!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tikivil...7623870103875/

    Just a link to this guys Edmonton photographs ( actually has a few really great groups of shots ) I dig the pictures of buisnesses....rather than more shots of trees and skylines lol
    cool stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGNITERS View Post
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tikivil...7623870103875/

    Just a link to this guys Edmonton photographs ( actually has a few really great groups of shots ) I dig the pictures of buisnesses....rather than more shots of trees and skylines lol
    cool stuff!
    Great images of Edmonton's past as well. I love this image of a conceptual design for the CN tower.

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    And this amazing rare view from on high of the old court house and some of the other beautiful old architecture in context.

    Did my dog just fall into a pothole???

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    ^

    Where is that taken from? (in todays Street/Avenue?)
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    you see city bus at the bottom of the photo was on 102A ave and 100 st
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwoodguy View Post
    And this amazing rare view from on high of the old court house and some of the other beautiful old architecture in context.


    this photo must be taken in 1950's because of cars there.
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    yup, too bad the old courthouse as not saved from the wrecking ball. you just don't see architecture like that around this city anymore! but, hey, we do have the ultra beautiful Eaton's Center there now!
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    Default there is some great new ones!

    this guy just posted some great new ones !!!

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    Thanks for the post. I've been searching for a picture of the Silk Hat sign for years. I almost bought the place, on two occasions. I remember speaking with a good friend many years ago as to how the sign was so great, and we could really make something out of the place.

    Of course most are familiar with the demise of the Silk Hat. The sign was leased (so I was told), and even though it had been paid for many times over, the rate was still, reportedly, too high, so down it came. Then some goof broke into the place one night and took a 2x4 to all of the vintage table jukeboxes to get the quarters. Some survived (and may even be operating today somewhere else), but most were wrecked, and the owner couldn't afford to replace them, and wasn't insured, or something.

    Then it struggled along until the smoking bylaw came into effect, and the owner decided to get out (which I believed was short-sighted - business actually went up for a bit).

    Then it suffered under an inexperienced owner who was overwhelmed. It's not an easy business. Then when he left, it was taken over by the worst operator I've ever seen. And that was that.

    I'm glad it's looking so good now. You can't make anything what it was.
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    yeah, as far as i remember Edmonton, Red Hat had a connection to the city’s earliest diners.. it's nearly a century long story of service to the city..

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    Why on earth did we tear down that old court house?
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    Progress silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    Why on earth did we tear down that old court house?
    Its our history. We have a historic habit of destroying our historic buildings in Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    Why on earth did we tear down that old court house?
    Its our history. We have a historic habit of destroying our historic buildings in Edmonton.

    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx
    And then resurrecting a select few....The Alberta Hotel for example. The rest at Fort Edmonton park. What a pity we didn't notice the gems before we dismissed them as outdated and of no use.!
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    Those street lamps on Jasper look fantastic. We need those back.
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    Ha! Buildings and cars where Churchill Square was to be. Notice the old clock tower where the Westin stands now. Clock is actually still there, re-mounted on a new tower. Methinks I was born a generation or two too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Edmontonian View Post
    Ha! Buildings and cars where Churchill Square was to be. Notice the old clock tower where the Westin stands now. Clock is actually still there, re-mounted on a new tower. Methinks I was born a generation or two too late.
    i used to work downtown in restaurants in the late 70's and always had a good time! too bad you missed the club scene back then...i always thought our downtown had a decent amount of clubs and nightlife in the late 70's considering it has always been labeled as "dead".
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    Anyone with a name like tikiville oughta appreciate this one: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...rexterior.jpg/.

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    i remember The Beachcomber, ate there a lot, also The Tiki Tiki....anyone remember that one? ate there a lot too!! i miss them both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    Why on earth did we tear down that old court house?
    Its our history. We have a historic habit of destroying our historic buildings in Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Edmontonian View Post
    Notice the old clock tower where the Westin stands now. Clock is actually still there, re-mounted on a new tower.
    That was the old Post Office.
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    Astonishing images, just love it

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