Ancient Edmonton in Photographs: Between the Years of 1867 and 1944; You Have Got to See These Beauties
Lets take a moment to travel back in time… I mean way back – as far back as 1867. (That’s 148 years ago – the same year that Canada was founded, in fact.)
What a sight to see. Sit back, relax, and have a gander at these ancient photographs and postcard images:
In the 19th Century, 97 Street and Jasper Avenue began to develop as the centre of town. It started out with just a few wooden, false-fronted stores, but then brick, steel and concrete started becoming the average building materials for new developments along the Avenue.
The above photo was taken from the historic Hudson’s Bay building along Jasper Avenue between 102nd and 103rd streets. When the site was first developed in the late 1800s, the original HBC building consisted only of a single street-level retail floor with living quarters upstairs for the manager, his family and an assistant.
A century ago, “Mrs. McC” sent the above postcard to her friend, a Mrs. George Wright of Portland, Oregon, with a note on the back that read: “Dear Friend, I write you a letter a long time ago did you get it. I tow in little trucks. I hope you are all well. Is Mr. W. in the same place. I guess there has been some changes there. We are getting on fine. The baby is well. I have never had any pictures framed but when I do I will send some A Happy New Year. Mrs. McC.”
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