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I found a few interesting before (circa 1870) and after shots here: http://tan.kingsjournalism.com/?p=161







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Saint John back in the day:


Source: http://www3.sympatico.ca/iwmac/Main_...h_Hospital.jpg
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Saint John back in the day:


Source: http://www3.sympatico.ca/iwmac/Main_...h_Hospital.jpg
Very nice! I don't see enough of Saint John.
I really like the tallest building in that photo,
does it still exist?
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Is that really Saint John? I had NO idea it had one old highrise?! Its nowhere on the database or diagram, or on emporis for that matter...
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Found it: its the old Saint John hospital.
Turns out it was demolished...
What a loss
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2012, 5:12 AM
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Yep, it's the old hospital, and I believe that's Main Street. I've got the same picture somewhere. Most of the buildings in that photo are gone but Saint John still has some great streetscapes -- far more than you'd expect for a city of its size, because it used to be one of the largest cities in Canada.
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Here's an aerial of downtown Halifax from around 1920 (hosted by me):

That's a really beautiful pictures.
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Found it: its the old Saint John hospital.
Turns out it was demolished...
What a loss

It's creepy as hell but I love it.

I wish this building was still around 999 Queen Street West Provincial Lunatic Asylum. I'm sure it has a very dark history.


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Great collection of aerial shots of Quebec City in 1938:










At the time, this was one of the world's biggest paper mills. London newspapers were printed on paper coming out of this mill.












All the pics found on http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/
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It's creepy as hell but I love it.

I wish this building was still around 999 Queen Street West Provincial Lunatic Asylum. I'm sure it has a very dark history.


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1865 - Before the construction of the Château Frontenac







http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/catego...dans-le-temps/
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Wow, that lunatic asylum looks more like a state capitol or a parliament type building. Beauty!
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Awesome pictures so far, everyone. More of Winnipeg, Hamilton and Halifax please.

London, Ontario

Dundas and Richmond Streets - 1883


Northern Half of Downtown Core - 1941


Hotel London - 1941


Hotel London - 1940


Dundas Street - 1940


Huron and Erie Building - 1941


Dominion Public Building - 1940
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Really? I thought the Chateau Frontenac's tower was built in 1924?


btw, those London pics, wow. London looks like it had a great downtown!
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London, I had no idea you were so big back then.
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Sketch of Halifax from 1759.


http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/Halif...hives.asp?ID=2

Description: This sketch, done from the Citadel in May 1759, was executed while Richard Short was in Halifax during the Seven Years' War, with the British fleet bound for the siege at Quebec. Short was an amateur artist and the purser on board HMS Prince of Wales. The sketch shows at the northern (left) extreme, the Great Pontack Inn at the corner of Duke and Water Streets, and extends as far south (right) as the Governor's Summer Farm, now the site of Government House on Barrington Street.

Barrington Street circa 1960:


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