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Old Posted Apr 19, 2013, 8:23 AM
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Vintage St.John's is so great. The motto "The Norway of the New World" - lol. That's so awesome.

And the twitter crap is in the National Post? Man - that's so embarrassing/depressing. They also picked an extremely unflattering picture of Dunderdale (more of a 'haha' on that matter however).
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I thought the following worth reposting here, making it easier to find, and giving some more valuable continuity to the aspect of "history":

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I've been following this forum for some time and found it to be a useful tool for staying abreast of developments in the city. Thank you to those who have been posting. For anyone with an interest in how the harbour was redeveloped from the finger piers to the current concrete apron, I encourage you to view this short film. It includes coverage of the construction of Harbour Drive and the Southside Road. It's sad to see what was lost in the process, but the result was a definite improvement in traffic flowon land and on the water. The film is called "St. John's: A Harbour Reborn" and is available on a Mun website http://stor.mun.ca/handle/123456789/31657
This one is about the idea in the 70's to develop the interior space in the Southside Hills:
http://stor.mun.ca/handle/123456789/32973

The following contains rare footage showing two downtown buildings under renovation (SHG) and construction (Quality Inn), around the 5:45 min mark (mostly unedited footage):
http://stor.mun.ca/handle/123456789/33520

Also worth watching, about St. John's at the time (late 70s & early 80s?), showing the destruction of the old Nfld. hotel in timelapse; also a couple of great art films.
Compare the issues then to those of today:
http://stor.mun.ca/handle/123456789/31317

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Old Posted Jul 12, 2013, 3:49 AM
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Here is a travel film from what appears to be the 1950s, entitled "Avalon Holiday":

http://stor.mun.ca/handle/123456789/31416
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wow the inner hill proposal is VERY interesting!
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wow the inner hill proposal is VERY interesting!
Wow!! That is really interesting indeed! Its a shame that was never built.. Why can't we have innovative and creative proposals like this today? It seems to me we've given up
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 1:41 AM
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Here is a beautiful film, not about St. John's exactly, but NL in general, so if you've never seen it it's worth a look:

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This was made in 2002, and it seems there are two other parts, which can be found on Youtube.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 3:49 AM
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And, the other two parts. It's a well known production, but still has the same impact if you haven't seen it for a few years.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1syZGKIETw

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZK4Xb3NnqU
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Does anyone know the exact date (day, month, year) that Kilbride joined St. John's?
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Does anyone know the exact date (day, month, year) that Kilbride joined St. John's?
Not the exact date, but the answer is 1985, at the same time as Airport heights and Shea Heights. I noticed that info is not even in Wikipedia. In 1992 the city also took in Goulds and Wedgewood Park.


Source: http://www.stjohns.ca/sites/default/...ort_102011.pdf

Edit: changed 1984 to 1985, and 1991 to 1992; the process may have begun one year and been completed the next.

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Not the exact date, but the answer is 1984, at the same time as Airport heights and Shea Heights. I noticed that info is not even in Wikipedia. In 1991 the city also took in Goulds and Wedgewood Park.


Source: http://www.stjohns.ca/sites/default/...ort_102011.pdf
wow I wonder how many original municipalities there were that make up the metro area today
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wow I wonder how many original municipalities there were that make up the metro area today
Well, let's see:

1. St. John's
2. Mount Pearl
3. Torbay
4. Portugal Cove
5. St. Phillips
6. Flatrock
7. Bauline
8. Goulds
9. Kilbride
10. Paradise
11. Airport Heights
12. Shea Heights
13. Maddox Cove
14. Petty Harbour (I believe this was a separate community at one time)
15. Pouch Cove
16. Topsail
17. Manuals
18. Long Pond
19. Foxtrap
20. Kelligrews
21. Upper Gullies
22. Seal Cove
23. Quidi Vidi Village (not sure about this one???)

I probably missed a few... but that's a pretty long list!
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Chamberlains
Bay Bull
Witless Bay
Logy Bay
Outer Cove
Middle Cove (Not sure if these last three have ever existed as separate municipalities. But historically they were different communities)
St. Thomas (Now part of Paradise)

So looks like every bit of 30 and we’re still probably missing some. I wonder how that stacks up against similar size metros?
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Add Wedgewood Park to that list.

Google Maps sometimes separates Goulds into smaller areas such as Doyles and Williams. Not sure if these were ever independent towns at any point in history or moreso just areas within the Goulds area.
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Chamberlains
Bay Bull
Witless Bay
Logy Bay
Outer Cove
Middle Cove (Not sure if these last three have ever existed as separate municipalities. But historically they were different communities)
St. Thomas (Now part of Paradise)

So looks like every bit of 30 and we’re still probably missing some. I wonder how that stacks up against similar size metros?
Jeez, how'd I miss those? Good pick up!
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Well, let's see:

1. St. John's
2. Mount Pearl
3. Torbay
4. Portugal Cove
5. St. Phillips
6. Flatrock
7. Bauline
8. Goulds
9. Kilbride
10. Paradise
11. Airport Heights
12. Shea Heights
13. Maddox Cove
14. Petty Harbour (I believe this was a separate community at one time)
15. Pouch Cove
16. Topsail
17. Manuals
18. Long Pond
19. Foxtrap
20. Kelligrews
21. Upper Gullies
22. Seal Cove
23. Quidi Vidi Village (not sure about this one???)

I probably missed a few... but that's a pretty long list!
I've bolded the ones above where I am sure they had separate municipal government.
The others were I believe, unorganized communities or areas, probably under the metro area board.

I'm not sure if there were any municipalities in CBS before it was formed as CBS. I do remember that at first it excluded Foxtrap. However, St. Phillips, St. Thomas, and Portugal Cove were all separate municipalities. Within the city itself, I only know of Wedgewood Park. I thought Shea heights also was, maybe for a while, but couldn't find any official record of it online. The Goulds was also, but not sure about Kilbride. There were some small ones as well which you would not guess, Hogan's Pond and Lawrence Pond had some sort of structure. All this is according to an old Canadian Almanac Directory I have.
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Then and Now from Vintage St. John's.



























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It's interesting how some things have changed, whilst other things remain virtually the same! Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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Great photos.

See how they left out very important architectural lines when they restored or renovated the building on the corner (left), as well as the slightly inappropriate windows and window placement especially on the ground floor, - that's why more attention needs to be paid to historical detail, or it just doesn't look quite right (as I have always thought):
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 PM
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And judging by the monument placement in the picture above, it appears as if that intersection was a roundabout, not a confusing mess of an intersection it is now.
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some of our very confusing intersections could be fixed by roundabouts
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