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Old Posted Jun 22, 2014, 2:33 PM
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That Quebec shot makes it look like Halifax.. with the escarpment and the Citadel
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Unfortunately, we don't see the citadel on that last shot. We're just inches from the edge of it I bet.
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Picture from same vantage ~2005:

from Google Maps

The chimney in the very bottom centre of 2005 is the right chimey of the duplex (bottom right) in the old photos. The Palliser Hotel, largest building in the older photos, is nearly hidden in 2005, between Petro Canada/Suncor (dark brown towers) and the Calgary Tower. 3 stories and the tower were added to the Palliser between the pics Chad posted, Wikipedia says that happened in 1929 which would change that photo's date.
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AHH! Gorgeous. Love these!
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Some from Kingston!

Downtown birds eye, 1919:


View from across the harbour, c.1875:


Clarence Street, 1905--this area looks almost exactly the same today (minus the horses of course)


The 'Welcome to Kingston' sign in 1955, before Highway 401 was built and Highway 2 was the way into the city.


Princess Street downtown, 1865--buildings in this shot look almost exactly the same today


Queen Street, c1910--the label says 'Princess Street' but that's incorrect


Funeral procession of Sir John A MacDonald, 1891:


Birds eye map of Kingston from the 1870s.

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Nice Kingston pics.

This one could be mistaken for Montreal.

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Some from Kingston!

Downtown birds eye, 1919:

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It is amazing how much Vancouver has changed, here it is in 1980.

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Nice Kingston pics.

This one could be mistaken for Montreal.
Only if you're unaware that Montreal was significantly larger than that by 1919.
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^What's that road in the foreground?
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That is west 6th Ave and Charleson Road.
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When we used to compete as ourselves:



And two of the biggest mistakes the city ever allowed:



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A beautiful, big one of St. John's from the MUN Archives. 1880, supposedly - but I don't believe there were Mansard roofs in St. John's prior to the Great Fire of 1892. The church in the foreground is the old Cochrane Street United Church. It wasn't completed until 1883. I thought that meant the picture was taken between 1883-1892, but it turns out that church wasn't destroyed until a smaller fire in 1914. So the picture could, indeed, be post-1892. That said, the high percentage of non-Mansard roofs makes me believe that's impossible, since most of them in this part of the city were destroyed in 1892. So I really have no idea what the date of this photo is... perhaps just before 1892. But it's definitely not 1880.



And another of the West End at that time, before the Waterford River's tidal area was banked.

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Awsome. It was a copy paste of Europe
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I've got it! The picture is definitely from the period between 1883-1892.

There were indeed a number of homes with Mansard roofs in St. John's prior to the Great Fire of 1892, including the Rendell-Shea Home. It's the one directly in front of Cochrane Street Methodist Church in the first photo above, and here it is shortly after the Great Fire. It was the only home in the area that survived.



And, courtesy of Street View, here it is today:



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Is this still a skyline thread? Seems a bit hit or miss lately.
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