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Harmonyman
Feb 2, 2009, 5:22 AM
The only one I know of was the fire chief's house--looked like your average c.1890s/1900s Winnipeg two-storey house. It was immediately beside the fire hall. Don't know if it was specifically built to be where the chief lived, or if it just built, and became used as such.

Interesting view from the north...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25944694@N07/3246606902/in/set-72157613255204300/

1ajs
Feb 2, 2009, 5:46 AM
nice

heres one of the squre in its early days
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3516/3246606916_7d087b5ebc_o.jpg


aww sweet
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/3246606904_1ebd7fafe8_o.jpg

a nice north main one i see
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/3245814411_eda6ef3942_o.jpg

flatlander
Feb 2, 2009, 5:48 AM
^^cool angle. I am going to have to look into this further.

rgalston
Feb 2, 2009, 1:37 PM
That looks just like the public WC's that were on Main and Logan, and Main and Selkirk. Maybe it was one, I just never heard of/seen it in the Henderson's.

Too bad Albert Street didn't still run all the way to William Ave.

flatlander
Feb 2, 2009, 2:58 PM
That looks just like the public WC's that were on Main and Logan, and Main and Selkirk. Maybe it was one, I just never heard of/seen it in the Henderson's.

Too bad Albert Street didn't still run all the way to William Ave.

That's what I was thinking (about the WCs) but it looks larger from that angle.

Too bad Ellice/Colony got messed up and Ellice relocated ... Interesting view of the building face along the east side of Old Market Square. I didn't realize there were still buildings there when the park was developed.

jimj_wpg
Feb 3, 2009, 8:32 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2921597169_95411ee9b7_o.jpg

I've seen that photo before and I believe the location is Broadway @ Memorial, circa 1887.

metonymy
Feb 6, 2009, 5:38 PM
Looks like a solution has been found - the matter was laid over a month to allow Centre Venture to firm up plans for the building that do not involve demolition.

CentreVenture has met with the property owners on numerous occasions and as a result of these discussions believe we have the basis for a solution that is satisfactory to all parties and will result in the former Kelly House being restored and, once again, occupied. We are in the process of working through the details of the agreement, updating cost estimates and are in discussions with a potential tenant. We were unable to complete all these tasks prior to the February 2, 2009 Committee meeting and ask that we be granted an additional 30 day extension to finalize this matter.

flatlander
Feb 6, 2009, 8:09 PM
Krawchyk School was pretty attractive.

Why don't schools teach kids to embrace their history rather than celebrate knocking things down?

1ajs
Feb 6, 2009, 8:28 PM
for some reason our schools refuse to let us study local history and rather we learned about outside of our areas..... the cdn school system needs a overhaul............

Only The Lonely..
Feb 6, 2009, 11:33 PM
for some reason our schools refuse to let us study local history and rather we learned about outside of our areas..... the cdn school system needs a overhaul............

I totally agree..

In high school we could only study American History but there was nothing offered about our local history. This in my opinion is the most important history to learn, since our local history sets the stage for all future debates about what we should do as a community.

Only The Lonely..
Feb 6, 2009, 11:35 PM
Persoanally, i'm a big fan of teaching 'Civics' to Manitoba High Schoolers..

As the old saying goes, "We can't know where we're going unless we know where we've been."

1ajs
Feb 6, 2009, 11:35 PM
I totally agree..

In high school we could only study American History but there was nothing offered about our local history. This in my opinion is the most important history to learn, since our local history sets the stage for all future debates about what we should do as a community.
silly thng is the teech u about riel but not about norquay and the fact manitoba was a country in 1860 hell i brought up a bunch of stuff and my teacher tossed me outa class for being a smart ass when they did the riel unit cause of all the mistakes in the outdated text book that was brand new... witch the text book makers won't change untill the gove tells them what it is they want in the new books

1ajs
Feb 7, 2009, 12:27 AM
Persoanally, i'm a big fan of teaching 'Civics' to Manitoba High Schoolers..

As the old saying goes, "We can't know where we're agoing unless we know where we've been."
so true :cheers:

rgalston
Feb 7, 2009, 2:11 AM
But we learn about the Manitoba School Question, Bishop Taché, and that saintly hero, Louis Riel--isn't that enough?

Anyway, speaking of old city schools, here are a couple of fire maps dated 1906, that David Watson sent me today:

Somerset School on Nena (an extension of Sherbrook) Street, and Sacred Heart R.C. Church and School on Lydia and Bannatyne Ave. Notice Winnipeg General/HSC has yet to expand east of Olivia Street
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3258684425_cfa0748b94_b.jpg

Collegiate Institute, Bannatyne and Kate Street. There is still a school on this site (Victoria-Albert?). Notice Elgin Street's livery stables and cordwood lots
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3259515460_f8cea7feca_b.jpg

Alexandra School on Edmonton Street where the Convention Centre is today, Carlton School on Graham Avenue where MTS Centre's "rock star parking" lot, and St. Mary R.C. School on St. Mary where the Sheraton Hotel is today. Notice how Kennedy St. is stand-alone houses spaced far apart is compared to the compact build up of Edmonton and Carlton. So many lovely houses now gone...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3259515096_fce83bf554_b.jpg

1ajs
Feb 7, 2009, 2:27 AM
dang there was alota school downtown

never know that ost of that hellacious surface lot on graham there was allway open like to to a certan extent damn

Andy6
Feb 7, 2009, 2:46 AM
Are those from microfilm? I have one Toronto fire insurance map, for the Yorkville district where I now live, but have never been able to locate any Winnipeg versions for sale. The pink colour usually indicates brick construction while the tan or yellow is wood. I don't know what exactly the yellow ones outlined with pink are meant to represent.

rgalston
Feb 7, 2009, 3:22 AM
Are those from microfilm? I have one Toronto fire insurance map, for the Yorkville district where I now live, but have never been able to locate any Winnipeg versions for sale. The pink colour usually indicates brick construction while the tan or yellow is wood. I don't know what exactly the yellow ones outlined with pink are meant to represent.

I don't know.

Yellow with a pink outline means a brick facade, but wood construction.

flatlander
Feb 7, 2009, 7:28 AM
I love love love fire insurance plans. Never seen them electronically before. At the archives I think all you're allowed to bring in is a pencil.

rgalston
Feb 7, 2009, 2:37 PM
I love love love fire insurance plans. Never seen them electronically before. At the archives I think all you're allowed to bring in is a pencil.

I brought a small camera to the City Archives a year or two ago, and no one said anything then. These are edited up to 1951 I think it was:

Chinatown. Note "City Hall Annex" where Winnipeg/Manitoba Hydro building is now, and note lane running off Main between Market and James Street.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3260545348_46e77f018a_o.jpg

Close-up of Pacific Avenue between Main and King. To build this compactly today would be illegal.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3259704719_28d2cf9829_o.jpg

One block north, Main between Alexander and Logan. Note "Mission" (either Union Gospel or Lighthouse, I can't remember) on Alexander and King.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/3260537312_3388161c96_o.jpg

Lord Selkirk Park neighborhood 10 years before urban renewal. Small block between King, Dufferin and Derby.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3260536884_df7484433f_o.jpg
The Dufferin (south) side of this block is seen here:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3259742285_2626565b56_o.jpg

Andy6
Feb 7, 2009, 4:34 PM
Wow. Excellent. Sure glad that that urbanity got renewed!

Harmonyman
Feb 10, 2009, 3:40 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3259515096_fce83bf554_b.jpg

where can I find sheet 46?

flatlander
Feb 10, 2009, 11:36 PM
Probably at either the Provincial Archives or the municipal archives (I didn't realize they were available to the public at the municipal archives).

When i used them for a project a few years back i had to get written permission from the owners. Too bad they are still copyrighted and not truly available for 'public' use.

1ajs
Feb 11, 2009, 8:03 AM
dam :(

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/113521207_a1c0538751_o.jpg

1ajs
Feb 12, 2009, 5:43 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/346827518_7bf65d2e3e_o.jpg


this is now a peac of history of sorts from 2004
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/309824771_3f0c30e53e_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparklingbrilliance/309824771/

1ajs
Feb 15, 2009, 5:36 AM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2226/60/102/802210530/n802210530_5883301_9130.jpg

newflyer
Feb 15, 2009, 6:13 AM
:previous:

That map would be fairly old as the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg hasn't exsisted since the Unicity Act was passed in 72.

Interesting though .. they show a high amount of residental development intermixed with commercial along Main Street.

1ajs
Feb 15, 2009, 6:22 AM
its from the 60's i know someone thats righting a paper on that hole plan

Andy6
Feb 16, 2009, 8:13 PM
Here's a pic I just scanned and blew up from the postcard. It's by William Notman and taken from the top of the Manitoba Hotel. The year would probably be around 1895 -- the original McIntyre Block, which burned on February 11, 1898, is still on Main Street (the Manitoba Hotel burned on February 9, 1899). You can see St. Andrew's Church in the background (at Elgin and Ellen) and the Post Office and City Hall, etc. Also, notice the enormous number of telegraph and electrical wires strung along the poles on Main Street.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3285643384_e151eec700_b.jpg

rgalston
Feb 16, 2009, 9:15 PM
Here's a pic I just scanned and blew up from the postcard. It's by William Notman and taken from the top of the Manitoba Hotel. The year would probably be around 1895 -- the original McIntyre Block, which burned on February 11, 1898, is still on Main Street (the Manitoba Hotel burned on February 9, 1899). You can see St. Andrew's Church in the background (at Elgin and Ellen) and the Post Office and City Hall, etc. Also, notice the enormous number of telegraph and electrical wires strung along the poles on Main Street.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3285643384_e151eec700_b.jpg

Interesting to see the imposing structures newly-built with brick and stone, mixed with the primative relics of the city's earliest years--small wood-frame houses and shop fronts (like the one at the NW corner of Portage and Main).

I think the Western Canada Loan Co. building (also at the NW corner) was what replaced the building that started it all--Henry McKenney's original 1862 edifice

Andy6
Feb 16, 2009, 9:44 PM
And what's that lumpy golf-dome like structure sitting behind the buildings on Main Street, off Albert? I saw that in another old shot someone posted (maybe me)...

1ajs
Feb 16, 2009, 11:00 PM
curing rink?

anyhow get aload of the grain elevator by the cp rail line....

rgalston
Feb 16, 2009, 11:16 PM
That might be the "Royal Hall" that John A. Macdonald spoke at sometime in the early/mid 1870s?

1ajs
Feb 17, 2009, 4:10 AM
when was this?


http://wbi.lib.umanitoba.ca/WinnipegBuildings/wb-images/medium/UBBANC-51.jpg
http://wbi.lib.umanitoba.ca/WinnipegBuildings/wb-images/medium/UBBANC-60.jpg

Andy6
Feb 17, 2009, 4:50 AM
What is the bottom photo?

1ajs
Feb 17, 2009, 5:22 AM
aparently the interior

1ajs
Feb 17, 2009, 5:45 AM
ooo a neat landscape shot of central park
http://pointdouglas.com/plugins/p17_image_gallery/images/1442.jpg

http://pointdouglas.com/plugins/p17_image_gallery/images/1443.jpg

Only The Lonely..
Feb 17, 2009, 12:59 PM
ooo a neat landscape shot of central park
http://pointdouglas.com/plugins/p17_image_gallery/images/1442.jpg



Is it my imagination or did Central Park look way more forrested back then? There certainly appears to be quite a few trees.

1ajs
Feb 17, 2009, 1:08 PM
no its not u

flatlander
Feb 17, 2009, 4:41 PM
What is the bottom photo?

Bogart's was a popular restaurant - not sure when it closed. Predates my taste buds.

Harmonyman
Feb 18, 2009, 6:13 AM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2226/60/102/802210530/n802210530_5883301_9130.jpg

Interesting... guess they never got around to building the Edmonton ST Bridge or rerouting carlton north of ellice... or blocking off princess st and eradicating arthur. The friends of the fort garry gate would have been happy though

1ajs
Feb 18, 2009, 6:18 AM
interesting they had a bridge plane for between the midtown and osborn..

rgalston
Feb 19, 2009, 12:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3285643384_e151eec700_b.jpg

As it turns out, the mystery roof behind Portage and Main on Albert St. was that of the Royal Roller Rink.

From Winnipeg's Early Days:

...on July 13 [1886], when the first Dominion Premier to visit the West, Sir John A. Macdonald, arrived from Ottawa.

Sir John and Lady Macdonald were escorted by a parade to the Queen's Hotel... the three-storey building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Notre Dame...

On the evening of July 14 Sir John maade a speech at a meeting which crowded the Royal Roller Rink, around the Queen's Hotel corner, on Albert Street...."

Andy6
Feb 19, 2009, 2:03 AM
That is very interesting. The idea of a "roller rink" in 1886 with a sort of bubble roof seems strangely anachronistic. Was it for roller skating (which I hadn't known was a popular pastime that early) and also for ice skating in winter? Did it double as a community hall? What was it built out of? When did it meet its end? There is a story here.

1ajs
Feb 19, 2009, 2:24 AM
i would laugh if they dismantled it and moved it down portage ave lol

hexrae
Feb 22, 2009, 3:36 AM
I was driving down Dublin and I made a note to find some information on Dominion Bridge (http://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&ll=49.909126,-97.192193&spn=0.004961,0.013089&t=h&z=17).

I found some info in the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Bridge_Company), but I noticed the list of structures. What was/is the Royal Tower listed?

Andy6
Feb 22, 2009, 4:04 AM
I was driving down Dublin and I made a note to find some information on Dominion Bridge (http://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&ll=49.909126,-97.192193&spn=0.004961,0.013089&t=h&z=17).

I found some info in the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Bridge_Company), but I noticed the list of structures. What was/is the Royal Tower listed?

"Royal Tower" was the name used for the Union Bank Tower at 504 Main Street in its later years.

1ajs
Feb 22, 2009, 4:55 AM
royal trust tower is in toronto...

o the one in red thats beside city hall

1ajs
Feb 23, 2009, 1:01 AM
main st 1939 royal visit in colour
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3302289124_39c92c101f_o.jpg

pulled from a book i have comemorating the royal visit

and the skyline shot
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3301474819_dab0556dc9_o.jpg

1ajs
Feb 24, 2009, 8:55 AM
1906 Winnipeg Street Railway Strike (Main St.)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3197611407_d3ea30c3c1_b.jpg

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 3:26 AM
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2337/220/69/560357666/n560357666_2710930_8132562.jpg

the long forgoten school on graham
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2337/220/69/560357666/n560357666_2710927_6333124.jpg

isaidso
Feb 28, 2009, 4:18 AM
Is that building in the first pic still standing? Are most of the buildings posted in this thread still standing? I remember visiting Winnipeg and eagerly trying to find that old Hudson's Bay store. I walked around and around and around only to come to the horrific conclusion that it had been destroyed to build something that could easily have been built in a number of other locations.

Kinguni
Feb 28, 2009, 4:39 AM
Is that building in the first pic still standing?

No, that was the old Winnipeg City Hall. I wish I had seen it.

I remember visiting Winnipeg and eagerly trying to find that old Hudson's Bay store. I walked around and around and around only to come to the horrific conclusion that it had been destroyed to build something that could easily have been built in a number of other locations.

Oh, it's still there and I'm sure will be for years to come.

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 1:07 PM
Is that building in the first pic still standing? Are most of the buildings posted in this thread still standing? I remember visiting Winnipeg and eagerly trying to find that old Hudson's Bay store. I walked around and around and around only to come to the horrific conclusion that it had been destroyed to build something that could easily have been built in a number of other locations.


first one is city hall witch sat where the curent 1960's one sits

heres another angle to help u see the location of city hall
http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=49.899178,-97.138941&spn=0.001548,0.004828&t=h&z=18
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/winnipegthennow/cityhall1.jpg



the 2nd shot its on graham ave looking where theres a surface lot today. i beleave that old school is being demolished in that shot witch was quite a ways back. on the left is the eatons catilog building witch still stands today and used by MPI as their offices and a mall on the first floors
http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=49.891427,-97.143822&spn=0.001548,0.004828&t=h&z=18


btw the bay is located here
http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=49.890861,-97.149621&spn=0.001548,0.004828&t=h&z=18

viperred88
Feb 28, 2009, 4:03 PM
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2337/220/69/560357666/n560357666_2710930_8132562.jpg


thanks for those great pics again Adrian.

Oh do I wish old city hall was resurrected exactly the way it was brick for brick. I know I am dreaming but since the public safety building is going to be vacated maybe its time to bulldoze it and city hall and offices and build it there as a symbolism of strength on how wpg is moving forward in being a more urban city and undoing the wrongs of the past. And a city hall building where everyone can be proud of.

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 4:07 PM
rrc has its eyes on the psb

i think rrc should think about building some of the trade school stuff downtown cause its dumb having to go all the way out there to do that stuff gah...

viperred88
Feb 28, 2009, 4:26 PM
rrc has its eyes on the psb

i think rrc should think about building some of the trade school stuff downtown cause its dumb having to go all the way out there to do that stuff gah...

I agree but they just finished building a new state of the art energy efficient heavy duty mechanic shop by the M building. Unless they sell RRC campus to some industry manufacturer. It would be great to see trades school in the exchange.

It would be great if RRC get a hold of the PSB building and bring in some courses that are not involved with the trades like nursing, business admin.

Its a no brainer to having it central as all the buses head downtown and you wouldn't have to worry about transfering to a 26, 28, 19 and 77.

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 4:27 PM
certan things face it will always be out by the airport there but the eltrical department could be downtown

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 5:33 PM
anyone recnize this building?? 100 Dagmar @ Higgins ????

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/72712352_8e579fe22a_o.jpg

Andy6
Feb 28, 2009, 5:47 PM
That was the Coca-Cola Building. It's 100 Dagmar at Bannatyne, though.

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 5:49 PM
aww man that woulda been a cool building if we still had it :(

Andy6
Feb 28, 2009, 5:58 PM
aww man that woulda been a cool building if we still had it :(

Yes, I can't say I'd ever heard of it until I looked it up just now.

1ajs
Feb 28, 2009, 5:59 PM
wonder when it was demolished?

Andy6
Mar 1, 2009, 7:11 PM
A recent acquisition -- Portage Avenue looking east from Smith Street, likely late 1911 or sometime in 1912, at the peak of the boom times:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3314677465_1f8b662e8a_b.jpg

The detail in the large size is excellent:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3314677465_d35ac9ecaf_o.jpg

You can see, among other things, the Manitoba Free Press Building at Portage and Garry, with news bulletins on the front wall attracting a crowd, as usual. Along the Garry wall two people are looking at a poster that can be read -- it is advertising a performance by the English singer and actress Alice Lloyd (http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/sheetmusic/starr.do?id=LL-SSM-ACW4490&q1=ACW4490BY&sid=4114feb34491fd598a8e23fb371f6d55), who according to this New York Times article (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A0DE4DA173CE633A25757C0A9649C946396D6CF) (scroll down to bottom) was starring in a touring production of "Little Miss Fix-It" that toured through Winnipeg in February 1912. If the poster is advertising that performance, the photo could be from October or November 1911, taking into account that the clothing that people are wearing seems like late fall or early spring clothing, not winter clothing.

Other things of note include the seven-storey Grain Exchange, numerous tobacco advertisements at Portage & Main, the man driving his right-hand drive car up Portage, the image of the Corydon Streetcar with its immaculately uniformed conductor, and at far left the Olympia Cafe, owned by the Sicilian immigrants who parlayed their profits into building a new hotel, the Olympia, a half-block up Smith Street, a couple of years later. That hotel was a financial bust when World War I broke out, and later became the Marlborough. The Cafe is in the old pre-70s-fire Kensington Building, next to which is the existing Hample Building and then the red-brick Avenue Building prior to the fire in February 1913 that necessitated its reconstruction in its current form. There is no Paris Building or Curry Building yet, but the McArthur (Childs) Building (1911) is complete and towering over the avenue as it did for over 75 years.

bomberguy
Mar 1, 2009, 7:36 PM
Awesome.

I need a time machine!!

Keng
Mar 1, 2009, 9:37 PM
^^^That's such a great image, amazing how well dressed and lean the majority of people were, during this period. No internet, slurpees, fanny packs, and alot more walking, I guess, to name a few.

SKYSTHELIMIT
Mar 2, 2009, 12:10 AM
Excellent detective work in establishing the period of time this was shot in Andy. I tend to do the same thing when checking out old phtos or the ever popular "Guess which city this is thread":tup:

The Jabroni
Mar 2, 2009, 1:05 AM
Ah, the times when people were living within their means, before the days of food preservatives and useless amounts of sugar in peoples diets, let alone the ideas of suburbanism.

flatlander
Mar 2, 2009, 3:36 AM
Andy is that your flickr page? How do i get to the home page?

Man i am feeling technologically challenged right now.

Andy6
Mar 2, 2009, 3:59 AM
Andy is that your flickr page? How do i get to the home page?

Man i am feeling technologically challenged right now.

I guess the way to do it is to go to search, click on "Flickr members" in the drop-down list and search for my secret name: "wintorbos". If you have an account, you're welcome to make me a contact.

newflyer
Mar 2, 2009, 8:25 AM
^^^That's such a great image, amazing how well dressed and lean the majority of people were, during this period. No internet, slurpees, fanny packs, and alot more walking, I guess, to name a few.

Yeah .. people actually took pride in there appearance..
I also like the horse and buggy and the lack of lanes on Portage ;) how fun.

Great shot of the old Winnipeg though ... times sure have changed.

1ajs
Mar 4, 2009, 4:39 AM
an andy6 find
a realy neat view of main sthttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/3327528960_ea7ce8f0be_b.jpg

flatlander
Mar 4, 2009, 4:47 AM
^^neat pic! Can anyone make out the sign above Ashdowns? I can read "British Con" but no more (and there's text above too).

Andy6
Mar 4, 2009, 4:58 AM
It says "Smoke Fresh & ........, British Cons......" I guess a tobacco ad. Don't know the brand though.

BubberMiley
Mar 6, 2009, 3:25 AM
A recent acquisition -- Portage Avenue looking east from Smith Street, likely late 1911 or sometime in 1912, at the peak of the boom times:


Thanks for posting that. The detail is amazing. Now to get a copy of the picture that those two guys on top of the Grain Exchange building appear to be taking of Portage Avenue west.

1ajs
Mar 8, 2009, 2:30 AM
http://wbi.lib.umanitoba.ca/WinnipegBuildings/wb-images/large/KIBANON-50.jpg

Andy6
Mar 8, 2009, 3:53 AM
Wow...that's so...1969. That little guy with the puppy could have been me! Reminds me of my old days at the CBC. Kind of looks like the Richardson Building isn't quite finished, or maybe something's blocking the top of it.

nordique
Mar 8, 2009, 7:31 AM
i want to go to that 'night club' soooo bad

1ajs
Mar 8, 2009, 7:36 AM
i want to go to that 'night club' soooo bad
yea i herd it was quite the epic place

rgalston
Mar 8, 2009, 1:15 PM
Wow...that's so...1969. That little guy with the puppy could have been me! Reminds me of my old days at the CBC. Kind of looks like the Richardson Building isn't quite finished, or maybe something's blocking the top of it.

Yeah it's not hard to approximately date that one.

But I do not think that is the Richardson Building, since I do not think it would be visible from that angle.

Biff
Mar 8, 2009, 4:23 PM
Yeah it's not hard to approximately date that one.

But I do not think that is the Richardson Building, since I do not think it would be visible from that angle.

I would believe that isn't the Richardson Bldg but a part of the sign or something else. From that angle on Portage looking directly at the Bay bldg you wouldn't be able to see Portage and main.

The Jabroni
Mar 8, 2009, 4:37 PM
Edit

The Jabroni
Mar 8, 2009, 4:42 PM
Definitely a lot has changed since those days in that photo. The cars, the hairstyles of those to women, that guy in the suit stalking the mother, the puppy and the little child... it must have been good times. :jester:

That "building" in the background would probably be either the Newport Centre, completed around that date...

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=6181

...or what we now call the Raddison Hotel...

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=5098

Andy6
Mar 8, 2009, 4:54 PM
Hmm...interesting if that's not the Richardson Building maybe it's more like 1963-65 then. Judging by the cars.

Jeff
Mar 8, 2009, 5:50 PM
haha wow.. how can you not say "grease lightning!" to those chicks in that picture!

great find!!!

h0twired
Mar 8, 2009, 8:31 PM
I think I see half of a 66/67 Chevelle in the picture.

trueviking
Mar 9, 2009, 2:20 AM
that looks like its in the foreground to me....im pretty sure its the west wall of what is now the CBC building...did it ever have tile on the facade?.....portage turns at that point, so looking at it in plan it seems to be the only logical answer..

there is still what seems to be a pretty energetic 'african' night club there....never had the nerve to go in.

that is my favourite block in the downtown...every storefront is filled with some cool little shop....hopefully the colllege for the environment one day sits in the foreground of a current shot from the same view.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8633/30862425.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=30862425.jpg)



edit: drove by today...the cbc building is square tile on that wall...its just been painted.

drew
Mar 9, 2009, 2:46 AM
hopefully the colllege for the environment one day sits in the foreground of a current shot from the same view.


It better, they dug an awful big hole for it...?

1ajs
Mar 9, 2009, 3:09 AM
well when ever google updates its sat images for winnipeg theres going to be a bunch of changes........

rgalston
Mar 9, 2009, 3:35 AM
there is still what seems to be a pretty energetic 'african' night club there....never had the nerve to go in.

that is my favourite block in the downtown...every storefront is filled with some cool little shop...


I think that that is the new Braemar's Bakery, the roti bar that was in the Village--Scott and Wardlaw I think? Somewhere around there.

Speaking of under-rated blocks that actually have a string of operating businesses, what about William Avenue right behind RRC: Foon Hai Chinese restaurant and bar; Little Saigon Vietnamese restaurant and bar; this place that sells Christian iconography and materials; and then Kay's Deli, a new place that looks really nice and sells wraps, salads and such.

Anyway, that's the present. Let's get back to the past.

1ajs
Mar 9, 2009, 3:48 AM
from 1885
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/3160539778_cf1a866434_b.jpg

Andy6
Mar 9, 2009, 3:53 AM
Interesting, although a confusing juxtaposition of two perspectives. You can see the Princess Block (Bawlf Block etc.) in the back of the second one.

trueviking
Mar 9, 2009, 3:59 AM
It better, they dug an awful big hole for it...?


maybe a community pool?....they will build something, but i hope it isnt an embarassment.

sorry for the highjack.

Andy6
Mar 10, 2009, 1:50 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3342309811_16813a4425_b.jpg

View from the Royal Alexandra Hotel. At centre (where the streetcar is) is the intersection of Henry Av. and the end of Martha St., with the Rosh Pina Synagogue at the SE corner. Austin Street has since been rerouted as the continuation of Martha Street to the north, but here it runs into Henry Av. a half-block to the east. The fairly large white building off to the left again was the Exeter Block, 76 Lily St., an apartment building that would be in the right of way of the Disraeli Freeway if it existed today. The large block on Martha at the far right was the Men's Own Lodging House. Men's Own, as I vaguely recall, was a benevolent society similar to the Salvation Army.

1ajs
Mar 10, 2009, 3:02 AM
wow what a find andy

is that lone building part of great west metal?

rgalston
Mar 10, 2009, 12:05 PM
View from the Royal Alexandra Hotel. At centre (where the streetcar is) is the intersection of Henry Av. and the end of Martha St., with the Rosh Pina Synagogue at the SE corner. Austin Street has since been rerouted as the continuation of Martha Street to the north, but here it runs into Henry Av. a half-block to the east. The fairly large white building off to the left again was the Exeter Block, 76 Lily St., an apartment building that would be in the right of way of the Disraeli Freeway if it existed today. The large block on Martha at the far right was the Men's Own Lodging House. Men's Own, as I vaguely recall, was a benevolent society similar to the Salvation Army.

Nice to see that one in a larger size. But wouldn't that be Maple Street, and not 76 Lily? That is where the old CP offices/Manitoba Metis Federation building is now.

The smaller white block, between it and Rosh Pina, must have been the Burridge block at 156 Henry Avenue. The upper floors were, according to the Henderson's, rented entirely by porters for CP and CN in 1946, with one tenant, Clarence Standsil, working as a barber at the Unity Pool Room and Barber at 795 Main Street (which was shown in the book "Musical Ghosts" as a hangout for some of the city's black jazz players in the '40s). So it could be assumed that the Burridge Block would have contributed to the tiny (and in true Winnipeg fashion, not entirely exclusive) black enclave (that a 1931 edition of Canadian Geographic called "the black belt") that existed on either side of the CP tracks just East of Main, and centered around Pilgrim Baptist Church on Maple Street.

1ajs
Mar 10, 2009, 1:00 PM
can anyone find a pick of nedy's quick lunch? it was atached to the rear of 218 austin and faced euclid in the rear

Harmonyman
Mar 10, 2009, 10:05 PM
http://wbi.lib.umanitoba.ca/WinnipegBuildings/wb-images/large/KIBANON-50.jpg

I'm trying to wrap my head around the reflection in this shot. It looks like the casa loma building with the Vespa dealership attached to it. looks like it was taken through a car window.

plus, lets all go down there and rip off the stucco covering those second floor windows!

nordique
Mar 10, 2009, 10:35 PM
i dont think it is a reflection (as the words DICKSON MOTORS aren't reversed)
i think its just a double exposure..and i didn't even notice it before, but now that's ALL i see.

Harmonyman
Mar 10, 2009, 11:05 PM
i dont think it is a reflection (as the words DICKSON MOTORS aren't reversed)
i think its just a double exposure..and i didn't even notice it before, but now that's ALL i see.

true enough, plus the photo looks to be taken from the middle of the sidewalk...

what if it were a reflexion due to 2 guys walking by carrying a giant sheet of glass at just the right moment? just kidding

Andy6
Mar 11, 2009, 3:21 AM
Nice to see that one in a larger size. But wouldn't that be Maple Street, and not 76 Lily? That is where the old CP offices/Manitoba Metis Federation building is now.

Don't think so, unless I'm misunderstanding. The MMF is on the corner of Henry and a fragment of Lily. The Exeter Block was on the west side of Lily sort of facing down George Street, which ended at Lily. Maple never went south of Henry, to my knowledge.

The smaller white block, between it and Rosh Pina, must have been the Burridge block at 156 Henry Avenue. The upper floors were, according to the Henderson's, rented entirely by porters for CP and CN in 1946, with one tenant, Clarence Standsil, working as a barber at the Unity Pool Room and Barber at 795 Main Street (which was shown in the book "Musical Ghosts" as a hangout for some of the city's black jazz players in the '40s). So it could be assumed that the Burridge Block would have contributed to the tiny (and in true Winnipeg fashion, not entirely exclusive) black enclave (that a 1931 edition of Canadian Geographic called "the black belt") that existed on either side of the CP tracks just East of Main, and centered around Pilgrim Baptist Church on Maple Street.

Very interesting indeed: thanks for the information. To add to the multiculturalism, the building in between was a Chinese laundry (158 Henry).