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    Corona was a hardcore and nefarious biker, music, dope bar with the odd "mobile rental unit" available
    Pink bar was at the mayfair (you figure out the slang - nickname) for a while
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    a couple cards i found - we always used to stay at this place when we visited edmonton in the 70's early 80's...




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    Default ...some new ones

    just saw some new additions on TIKIVILLE43 s flicker page

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    EIGHTEEN NINETY ONE!! Hey---the City had a snow shoveling program back then!


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    I know this isn't a postcard. And at first glance I wouldn't even consider this picture to be "old". However, after staring at it for some time now I can note a serious lack of buildings and major changes in corporate signage. Cool picture taken at a bizarre angle.

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    is it just me? is that angle even possible? almost looks photoshopped and chopped.
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    Something is definitely strange about that picture.

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    I think this could be taken on 35mm film with a 20-28mm lens from the overpass at Sask Drive and 107. Perhaps you would need a shift and tilt lens, but actually I doubt that.

    The timeframe seems to be about 2004-5, but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex69 View Post
    I think this could be taken on 35mm film with a 20-28mm lens from the overpass at Sask Drive and 107. Perhaps you would need a shift and tilt lens, but actually I doubt that.

    The timeframe seems to be about 2004-5, but I could be wrong.
    if that's Principal Trust on what is now CWB bldg, that dates that 'photo' to early 90's, late 80's.
    something still not right with this pic.
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    Of course! The period is 1983 (Manulife complete) to 1988 (missing CityCentre up).

    And the reason I thought it was 2004-5 is that's when they repainted the Picasso green scheme back to earth tones. But here it's before the Picasso was up.

    Actually when was the fifth street bridge painted green? Note how bright the green is here, it must be very soon after that.

    Also note the curvy style of the lamp-post crossbars on the south approach to the bridge. Those were replaced with the modern straight crossbars around 1988 or 1989 as well.

    The reason it looks weird is that there are pieces missing (a few buildings), but not enough to be obvious.

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    Oh, and -- the other reason the pic looks strange is that it's taken from about the fifth, maybe sixth floor, assuming MacDonald Drive and Saskatchewan drive are at the same elevation. I would guess it was taken around 1985 or 86 (Principal Trust collapsed in 1987) from 10704 Saskatchewan Drive.

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    Also notice how uncluttered the top of Principal/CWB is; no cell or other antennas, no dishes.
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    Default please stay on the topic of this thread

    ...every so often I feel the need to remind folks about the basis of this thread,that is to post old postcards of Edmonton .
    In an effort to keep the thread as clean as possible so people can enjoy a trip into the past please refrain from discussions about camera angles to pictures that aren't even old postcards lol ...cool?
    ( this way ya dont have to read too much ...just enjoy the collection)

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    The above postcard appears to me to be the McLeod Building in the left,
    and the old Post Office Clock on the right, current location of the Weston Hotel.
    I wonder what that gorgeous Greek-style building on the corner was., and when and why
    was it torn down.







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    Great Postcards.
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    This is one of my favorite (and least favorite threads) on C2E...

    It's my favorite because I love seeing what old Edmonton looked like and how it 'felt'

    It's also my least favorite, because it shows me how much we have lost with little to no gain (ie: empty parking lots, new buildings with no/limited street interaction)

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    Yes this thread is fantastic! Lots of memories flooding through me. Would love to see pics of the old Edmonton Gardens and Dreamland Theatre. Remember going to the Dreamland on Jasper and 97th Street every Saturday. $.35 before 1 PM and $.50 after 1PM. And they always showed two Movies! Elvis, Godzilla, John Wayne Westerns....classics!

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    I love seeing these old photos! Thanks all for posting them.


    It would be so cool to have a web site showing Edmonton's streets and buildings with before and after (and more) shots taken from the same points of view!!!

    Moreover, today's ever growing TV and computer screens are ideally suited to showing such photos side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
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    Dang - can quite make out what movie was playing at the Paramount in 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Usual Suspect View Post

    Then:


    And Now (Courtesy of Google Earth Streetview)


    Thanks for a great thread !


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    ^^ The movie was "The Betsy" based on a Harold Robbins novel. I think Tommy Lee Jones was the star... along with good ol' Larry O. (Lawrence Olivier)

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    the frontage of the EPCOR building was as oppresive and butt ugly then as it is now
    thanx for the flick KC
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    Nice job KC of matching the old and the current.
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    @24 karat: Thanks for the location note "The above postcard appears to me to be the McLeod Building in the left, and the old Post Office Clock on the right, current location of the Weston Hotel. I wonder what that gorgeous Greek-style building on the corner was, and when and why was it torn down."

    Sorry I can't answer your question about the Greek-style building (I'm a relative newcomer here), but what was that building in the distance in that shot, where the CN tower now stands? And where was that YMCA building?

    I agree with KC about seeing then and now shots. Would be cool.
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    The building at the far end in that 100 Street shot was probably the CNR Station.
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    Courthouse, tegler, library, old bank of Montreal... All huge loses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Courthouse, tegler, library, old bank of Montreal... All huge loses.
    how about city hall ??
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    nope
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    the old city hall was ugly, no big loss....heck, some say the new city hall is ugly!!
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    I wonder, is Milner Building existed today ?? if so, where is at ??
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    Shouldn't there be a separate thread for brochures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    I wonder, is Milner Building existed today ?? if so, where is at ??
    Yes its still there on 104 st I believe on the south side of jasper, about a half block from Red Arrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by NGlenora View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    I wonder, is Milner Building existed today ?? if so, where is at ??
    Yes its still there on 104 st I believe on the south side of jasper, about a half block from Red Arrow


    I found it in google map street view

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=...19.9,,0,-22.63
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Shouldn't there be a separate thread for brochures?
    Couldn't find one, so maybe this can be old Edmonton Documents and Images

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalancedOP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Shouldn't there be a separate thread for brochures?
    Couldn't find one, so maybe this can be old Edmonton Documents and Images
    First , Thank you for sharing your finds with us...

    MORE importantly this thread is entitled OLD POSTCARDS...it is a thread created to showcase and present VINTAGE views of this great city in the form of OLD POSTCARDS.
    As much as I love to see anything that involves Edmonton, PLEASE start your own thread and lets keep this one with the content it states in the headline OLD POSTCARDS.
    I wish the moderaters on this site could help keep people on the subject so that it wouldn't take hundreds of postes to see 50 postcards dig ?!?

    It seems like every 4th or 5th pst in on this site is off topic ( like this one had to be )

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    Nobody seems to care except for you. In fact, I quite like going to this site to see vintage picture in any form.
    Probably shouldn't sweat it.

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    ^^Wow there buddy. Somebody needs to cool their jets. I was kinda enjoying Balanced OP's contribution until I got to your post and read you ripped him another one. No need to shout either. You may have started the thread but your way otta line in your response. Surely if you don't want someone posting things other than POSTCARDS you can ask in a more polite manner than that. Geez
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    I agree with the original poster. What's so difficult about starting another thread on another topic?
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    Getting back to the original intent of this thread,

















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    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    I agree with the original poster. What's so difficult about starting another thread on another topic?
    It was not what he said but the way he said it. You post in capitals and your shouting.
    Anyway, ^nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGNITERS View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BalancedOP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Shouldn't there be a separate thread for brochures?
    Couldn't find one, so maybe this can be old Edmonton Documents and Images
    First , Thank you for sharing your finds with us...

    MORE importantly this thread is entitled OLD POSTCARDS...it is a thread created to showcase and present VINTAGE views of this great city in the form of OLD POSTCARDS.
    As much as I love to see anything that involves Edmonton, PLEASE start your own thread and lets keep this one with the content it states in the headline OLD POSTCARDS.
    I wish the moderaters on this site could help keep people on the subject so that it wouldn't take hundreds of postes to see 50 postcards dig ?!?

    It seems like every 4th or 5th pst in on this site is off topic ( like this one had to be )

    I have moved all images to Vintage Images of Edmonton and Area Thread.

    Thank you for your input.

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    ^that last one kills me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    ^that last one kills me...
    I'd love to have been there. The lights and sounds must have been so different.
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    Another great set. Thanks for sharing!

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    Don't you just wish some of those old buildings were still standing.
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    ^ Tragic, really. I'm still ****** off about the Tegler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Don't you just wish some of those old buildings were still standing.
    Every day!!!
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    Thanks for all the great postcards. Is the large building on the right in the current location of the CN Tower?



    Note the two postcards below are identical






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    ^ LOL! Yup, the more things change . . . , etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGNITERS View Post
    Glad I could help to bring some of the memories back !
    I know they are VERY important to me as well , If you have ANY to post that would be great ( even a good snapshot!) what I am personally looking for is a shot of the WAFFLE SHOP on 103 st or the TIKI TIKI on 117!
    Well IGNITERS, I don't have any Tiki Tiki, but here's the amazing Beachcomber! It's a biggie and will take some time to download - but a great pic:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...erexterior.jpg

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    Where exactly was Beachcomber located? I can see the Tegler in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Where exactly was Beachcomber located? I can see the Tegler in the background.
    This amazing slab of faux Polynesiana was at 10138-100A Street. Once in a very blue moon some item or other from it will come up on eBay, usually swizzle sticks.

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    ^ So that would be where Scotia Place is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    ^ So that would be where Scotia Place is now.
    Yep, I suppose so; very different street now. My parents used to take my brother and I there on special occasions (the other favourite being the Caravan) in the early to mid-60s.

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    Directly across 100 A st from the parkade, kitty corner from Phipps - McKinnon

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    Apologies if this link has already been posted, but just stumbled upon it.
    warning, just like this thread, the photos may cause rage and tears!
    enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective View Post
    Apologies if this link has already been posted, but just stumbled upon it.
    warning, just like this thread, the photos may cause rage and tears!
    enjoy

    Old Edmonton
    Thank you for the link and also curses to you for torturing me like that with all those beautiful old buildings. Now that I've had a cry, I had better get back to work.
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    Every time I see pics of the old library, I wanna cry.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Every time I see pics of the old library, I wanna cry.



    I know many people would disagree with my idea but I wish that a building like this could be reconstructed as one of the branches of the current public library. Or if not the EPL how about a new home for the Legislative Library of Alberta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmcowboy11 View Post
    I know many people would disagree with my idea but I wish that a building like this could be reconstructed as one of the branches of the current public library. Or if not the EPL how about a new home for the Legislative Library of Alberta.
    A design like that would fit right in the Legislative Park. It's even the correct design for the use. I would love it. I'd be there the occasional time just to sit there and reproduce the experience of the old Victoria era reading rooms.

    I would even need to have access to the books (though that would be nice).

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    So much we threw aside back then,his city is now devoid the class it once possessed. A pity............
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    It would be nice if developers went on a building spree to recreate a lot of these old buildings, like they did with the Alberta Hotel. Maybe the province could contribute with some sort of incentive.

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    Maybe the world needs another philanthropist like Andrew Carnegie who wants to fund library construction.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_library
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ries_in_Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Maybe the world needs another philanthropist like Andrew Carnegie who wants to fund library construction.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_library
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ries_in_Canada
    Not a maybe. The world needs a philanthropist like Andrew Carnegie who wants to fund library construction.
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    Admin, can this thread be split into segments of, say, 100 posts per segment - a Part I, Part II, and so on? It takes a long time to load the whole thing just to read a two-line comment like this one.
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    That last one is really spooky - I can almost expect to see Jack the Ripper creeping up on some poor unsuspecting woman!

    I wonder what the artist was thinking when he/she sketched this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobinedmonton View Post
    That last one is really spooky - I can almost expect to see Jack the Ripper creeping up on some poor unsuspecting woman!

    I wonder what the artist was thinking when he/she sketched this?
    I love it. The artist has encapsulated the very essence of that time in this city nicely and illustrates a bygone era well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmcowboy11 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Every time I see pics of the old library, I wanna cry.



    I know many people would disagree with my idea but I wish that a building like this could be reconstructed as one of the branches of the current public library. Or if not the EPL how about a new home for the Legislative Library of Alberta.
    Great idea!

    Downtown must have been so interesting back then. McDonald hotel and the library and the CIBC and the CPR building... All together. I'd love to see a 360 degree re-creation of a time with all these classic buildings at the heart of downtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeG View Post
    a couple cards i found - we always used to stay at this place when we visited edmonton in the 70's early 80's...



    WOW!!
    That takes me back...
    Thats the first bar I ever sat in and was served, I was under age and nervous as could be.
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    a couple cards i found - we always used to stay at this place when we visited edmonton in the 70's early 80's...



    WOW!!
    That takes me back...
    That's the first bar I ever sat in and was served, I was under age and nervous as could be.
    Its a Ramada now..
    I love this thread....
    Love the classic neon signage.
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    A bit of trivia. The other week I came across a set of old, vintage Edmonton postcards listed on ebay.com but they were labelled as being postcards from Calgary. Some American seller.

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    I saw one that was listed as being a view from Edmonton in the early 50s. But there's mountains in the background. Contacted the seller that the post card showed a motel in Jasper (that's still in operation).
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    man is looking through this thread ever depressing

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    I was looking through this thread the other day for more possibilities for the Neon Museum.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    https://twitter.com/BradBosker/statu...275008/photo/1

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    Downtown Edmonton in 1967. Makes you wonder what the city will look like 47 years from now!
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    ad for Edmonton Centre, circa 1981

    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Note sure if this link has already been posted but there are pages of old Edmonton postcards shown on this site (for sale).


    http://www.delcampe.net/items?langua...Translate%5D=N

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    A few years ago I'd suggested that someone talented could take all the old photos of Jasper avenue and create something like Google street views or slow motion videos of a camera travelling down the avenue at different points in time over the past century. Well, I'm not the only one that was wishing for new perspectives...



    A mashup of Jasper avenue then and now...
    http://streetviewkyle.com/thenandnow/
    "Here’s a street view scene from Edmonton like you’ve never seen before. Look closely and you can catch "
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    And another great couple sites site on Edmonton worth exploring... This stuff may deserve it's own thread(s).

    Vintage Edmonton
    Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta's history
    http://www.vintageedmonton.com

    The other Vintage Edmonton
    http://vintage-edmonton.com




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    Not exactly "old" but I ran into this 1992 photograph while browsing google maps:


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