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Old Posted Jan 7, 2013, 10:36 PM
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I know.. That harbour front with finger piers looks alot more like Halifax's. If it had stayed like that it would have been much easier to have a boardwalk with cafes all alone and make it much more pedestrian friendly. Harbour Drive today really is something to be ashamed of.
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hey look at these pics I found online

1980





1982
(notice the old and new hotel Newfoundlands together)



Close up on the hotels




The west end DT 1980s



Henry street (The back of the Henry Bell development



Springdale and New Gower (To the right is now the Delta parking lot and to the left is where the Hilton will go)



Brazil Square
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This street no longer exists, it is now the site of the Delta Hotel.
Taken from the intersection of John Street, on the left is Casey St, and Brazil Square is on the right
http://m1.i.pbase.com/g1/52/479852/2...1.6UOUQCjK.jpg





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Located at 94 - 104 Casey Street; the two houses on the right no longer exist, and the houses at center and left still exist in an altered form.
These were located just up the hill from where the Delta Hotel now is; the styles and colours were prevalent in working class areas of St. John's in the 1800's.


Demo for the TD building



TD building under construction





Look at the pretty buildings where Scotia centre is now



Buildings where that hotel is/was suppose to go across from the Fortis building



Hotel under construction



1987 (before train tracks were removed and only one of the Cabot buildings are there)







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http://www.pbase.com/joecanada/stjohnsoldphotos&page=3
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2013, 3:38 AM
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Awesome photos, Jeddy! Great find!

That seems to be an era where not many photos were taken/preserved for some reason. You're right. Those buildings that were where Scotia Center is were beautiful. They should have been forced to incorporate them into the design and the buildings where the TD Building went looked interesting as well. And the Newfoundland hotel should have never been torn down.. Oh well, what's done is done.

I actually liked the Humphery Gilbert Building (?) before it's red-brick reclad. It looked tacky, but much more historical and eye-catching than it is now. It's also weird to see only one cabot building, haha!

But overall, we've progressed well over the years!

Thanks again, I really enjoyed those pictures!
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My favourite post in this thread. Thanks, Jeddy!
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Wow Jeddy, that is a great find! Awesome looking at those this morning.
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Thanks guys

Someone actually posted the link on Facebook and when I started to go through them I got really excited! It's the period when we started to "modernize" and build our first highrises, and as I kept going through them I was like DAMN it's like those photos were taken just for this forum! ahhaha

Look at this I love the old building next to the war memorial and it's victorian tower .. too bad there is nothing there now. also look at the top of Fortis place! it seems to have words, "NOVA" something or "ROYAL"? from what I can see did it use to have another name? Has anyone ever seen a photo of it being built? Imagine the buzz around it being the first ever highrise here
It's quite historic in it's own right as the first sign of modern progress, (of course it's ugly now but I'm happy it's being recladded)

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Thanks guys

Someone actually posted the link on Facebook and when I started to go through them I got really excited! It's the period when we started to "modernize" and build our first highrises, and as I kept going through them I was like DAMN it's like those photos were taken just for this forum! ahhaha

Look at this I love the old building next to the war memorial and it's victorian tower .. too bad there is nothing there now. also look at the top of Fortis place! it seems to have words, "NOVA" something from what I can see did it use to have another name? Has anyone ever seen a photo of it being built? Imagine the buzz around it being the first ever highrise here

It says "Royal Trust". That is what it was called before Fortis.
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It says "Royal Trust". That is what it was called before Fortis.
ok makes sense too bad they don't have a Fortis sign up.. also If I owned a highrise downtown, at New Years I'd set fire works off from the roof .. but that's just me, I love grandure and flashy stuff
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^ Thanks for posting those Jeddy, they look really familiar

Here is a rare one which shows the old Nfld Tel Building, on the left, prominently - the description also says it's the White Fleet, circa 1970:



Source: http://www.downhomelife.com/submissi...p?itemid=62324

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Cool picture architype! Does anyone have any pictures of what used to be along water street before it was demolished for AP? It would be cool/depressing to see what they destroyed to build that monstrosity
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Wait a minute, that wink... is that your gallery, Architype?
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Cool picture architype! Does anyone have any pictures of what used to be along water street before it was demolished for AP? It would be cool/depressing to see what they destroyed to build that monstrosity
There are some I have seen, you might find some in the MUN heritage nf selection. You can see the backs of the buildings in the one I posted above.
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Wait a minute, that wink... is that your gallery, Architype?
Yes, I took a few pics when I was very young.
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Cool picture architype! Does anyone have any pictures of what used to be along water street before it was demolished for AP? It would be cool/depressing to see what they destroyed to build that monstrosity
This one which was posted above shows where Atlantic Place is now (the building with the cut off turret) I think it was an Ayres store.
The one on the right where it says "Loans" is where Scotia Centre is now.
The other white Ayres building which was also torn down is out of the photo to the immediate right. (I think there were two Ayres stores.)
This appears to be from around 1963.

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Here is an aerial view which shows the area of Atlantic Place (block at center) and Scotia Centre (block at left), the caption says 1949.



Source: http://www.delcampe.net/items?language=E&cat=401
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Here is a larger version, it was from the arterial access road around 1987 or 88:


(my photo)
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Here is an aerial view which shows the area of Atlantic Place (block at center) and Scotia Centre (block at left), the caption says 1949.

Source: http://www.delcampe.net/items?language=E&cat=401
Sigh. Perfection. Thank you for finding this. But you're breaking my heart, ha!
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Here is an aerial view which shows the area of Atlantic Place (block at center) and Scotia Centre (block at left), the caption says 1949.



Source: http://www.delcampe.net/items?language=E&cat=401

Perhaps this picture should be emailed to O'Leary and Duff as they seem to think the Apron has been there for over 500 years!
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Perhaps this picture should be emailed to O'Leary and Duff as they seem to think the Apron has been there for over 500 years!
it's funny because when you think about it you're right .. there has not been public access to the waterfront for MOST of it's history .. there were wharves coming from private businesses and the actual waterfront that the general public could get to was probably very small
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