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    I came across this old photo of downtown Edmonton (see link)

    I can see the old downtown Carnegie funded public library off to the right.

    The MacDonald hotel is there too. Not too sure what other buildings in it still survive and which are now long gone.


    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC006596.html



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    Another couple from the Peel

    OMG! A bike lane!

    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC014115.html

    Includes the Tegler (maybe topical because with the demolition of the BMO building the developer has mentioned that their design thoughts include a recognition of the city’s love of the the old Tegler)



    The “Tefler” block

    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC006530.html




    It really was a beautiful looking building.


    A couple bikes parked out front.

    Interesting wrap around balcony in the lower right. I imagine that created some great street views back in the day.
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    I see less potholes and cleaner streets on Jasper Ave in the old photo compared to now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I see less potholes and cleaner streets on Jasper Ave in the old photo compared to now.
    Well, note the garbage can on the corner (second photo from top). Back then people probably knew what they were for and how to use them.

    No parking meters, crosswalks...

    And note all the awnings in the second photo.


    And more awnings here:

    Corner of 102 Street & Jasper Ave
    Before 1908...
    https://lostyeg.wordpress.com/2014/1...et-jasper-ave/



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    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC012104.html




    I’ve seen this before but never noticed the old library

    Or the megaphones


    Love to see an updated view from the same location
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    ^ Wonder whatwas going on to pull that crowd.
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    We found a bunch of old pictures in my grandpas closet.










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    Fantastic historical photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    I came across this old photo of downtown Edmonton (see link)

    I can see the old downtown Carnegie funded public library off to the right.

    The MacDonald hotel is there too. Not too sure what other buildings in it still survive and which are now long gone.


    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC006596.html


    I wonder what the "HUDSON BAY TOWER" was?

    There are only a few buildings left standing: MacDonald Hotel, CIBC building on 101 st and Jasper, and the McLeod Building top left with black and white sign near the top. What the white building to the south of the McLeod is I don't have a clue. It looks like Chancery Hall but that's a block or so north.

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    Here's a picture, presumably the predecessor to the existing HBC building between 102 and 103 streets. You can see at the top some kind of structure which I guess could be the "HUDSON BAY TOWER"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I see less potholes and cleaner streets on Jasper Ave in the old photo compared to now.
    Typical reply from Mr Positive

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    Can't take a joke can you? Relax, it's Friday, the beer is frosty.

    You must have missed my post #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Can't take a joke can you? Relax, it's Friday, the beer is frosty.

    You must have missed my post #9
    Reminds me of the Flinstones:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OjsTloR1NLo

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    Quote Originally Posted by K364 View Post
    Here's a picture, presumably the predecessor to the existing HBC building between 102 and 103 streets. You can see at the top some kind of structure which I guess could be the "HUDSON BAY TOWER"
    Interesting. Thanks for posting this article link. A good read!
    The Hudson’s Bay Company Owned Downtown Edmonton
    BY ELIZABETH WALKERNOV 13, 2013
    https://transformingedmonton.ca/the-...town-edmonton/











    In the middle photo above - what’s that behind it? Looks like an external staircase going up several flights higher.





    More here
    (I see a couple changes to signage - on front and top of building)

    Hudson’s Bay Company (Jasper Avenue and 103 Street) – #LostYEG: Lost Edmonton

    https://lostyeg.wordpress.com/2014/0...03-street/amp/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    We found a bunch of old pictures in my grandpas closet.










    I hope you’ve taken those to the archives so they could get copies!

    “1914 the new P.O.”



    Amazing photos when one studies them closely - and in just zooming in via my tiny screen!!!!!
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    Gariepy Block - Edmonton's Architectural Heritage
    http://www.edmontonsarchitecturalher...gariepy-block/
    More pictures at above link


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    Canadian National Railway Station-1928 - Edmonton's Architectural Heritage
    http://www.edmontonsarchitecturalher...-station-1928/






    So the green space. Was that the lawns around a former City Hall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K364 View Post

    I wonder what the "HUDSON BAY TOWER" was?

    There are only a few buildings left standing: MacDonald Hotel, CIBC building on 101 st and Jasper, and the McLeod Building top left with black and white sign near the top. What the white building to the south of the McLeod is I don't have a clue. It looks like Chancery Hall but that's a block or so north.
    I see now that "white building" is part of the McLeod Building. Here's a good photo: link

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Canadian National Railway Station-1928 - Edmonton's Architectural Heritage
    http://www.edmontonsarchitecturalher...-station-1928/






    So the green space. Was that the lawns around a former City Hall?
    A friend says it’s was a park on the now courthouse site.




    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC006781.html

    Lots of photos and discussion here:
    https://lostyeg.wordpress.com/tag/queens-avenue-school/
    Last edited by KC; 28-04-2018 at 02:20 PM.

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    According to the historical info, the intersection is 100th st and 104th ave., the part would be where the City Hall sits now, The Court House sits another block east.
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