Originally Posted by Dmajackson
On another note here's a Herald photo showing the Halifax Industrial Building that was on the current Canada Post lot;
"In January 1976, onlookers watch as Halifax’s Industrial Building is demolished to make way for a new $15 million postal station on Almon Street in Halifax. The building opened in 1927 as a display hall for the annual Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, also serving as a military barracks, a vocation school, the city market and Atlantic Winter Fair displays"
I remember being in the Industrial Building in the 1960s as part of the Atlantic Winter Fair. It was where they showed food and craft displays - blue ribbon-winning pies, quilts, etc. I never cared for that section too much. I much preferred going through the livestock barns.
It is interesting to read it was built in '27, so it was 50 years old when demolished. I recall in the '60s that it had bouncy, creaky floors and a general air that it was about to fall down when it was packed with people during the AWF. Contrast that to a 50 year old commercial building today, built in '62, and unless it was very cheaply built you would not expect that.