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^The government complex off Elgin is new to me...and it is awesome!
One of many "Temporary Building" complexes built during the Second World Ward. Those were demolished in the early 80s for the Provincial Court House (and later the Regional Headquarters, now City Hall).

The last Temporary, which was behind the Supreme Court in the Parliamentary Precinct, was torn down a few years ago by the Harper Government.

More on the Temporaries;

http://urbsite.blogspot.ca/2011/09/t...-speaking.html
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^Interesting! Thanks for the info...
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I'm not really an expert on women's fashion or social mores, but these girls are showing a lot of leg for 1942!

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The sea isn't normally that blue, isn't it?

Unrelated: the entrance to St. John's harbour always reminded me of the harbour in Disney's Talespin:

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Vancouver in 1887, the wild west:

http://www.vancouverisawesome.com/20...-from-carrall/
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Awesome!

I've no doubt Vancouver was a rough and tumble town in those days...
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This thread is the best. I really appreciate seeing these. Keep the pictures coming please
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And only 25 years later it would have towers as tall and taller than either Toronto and Montreal.
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And only 25 years later it would have towers as tall and taller than either Toronto and Montreal.
It was amazing what the railroad did for the city.
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Montreal in 1969.

http://www.mtlblog.com/2013/08/downt...riously-retro/

Hipster Duck: that Glynmill Inn picture is 1949. I thought I'd already fixed it, sorry.
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^Check out those hipsters - wearing suits and riding bikes; ironic facial hair...
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A few from the Canadian Science and Technology Museum via Facebook. Mostly from 1949-1956.

1970s

TO:



1960s

St. John's:



Earlier

Vancouver:





Regina:



Winnipeg:



TO:







Windsor:



Montreal:







Halifax:









Moncton:



Charlottetown:





St. John's:
































Carbonear:



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Found an incredible Vintage Winnipeg gallery on Flickr by jerryco99. Hundreds of photos, really awesome stuff.

Sharing is disabled on the pics though, so I can't post any
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Carbonear:



From my trip this fall of the same building:



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Found an incredible Vintage Winnipeg gallery on Flickr by jerryco99. Hundreds of photos, really awesome stuff.

Sharing is disabled on the pics though, so I can't post any
Oh wow, took a quick glance and saw a bunch of pics I've never seen before. I will be perusing those most carefully.
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A few more from the Archives.

Sketches of reconstructed buildings following the Great Fire of 1846. The sketches are from 1850.













A couple of old census results:





And our passport regulations. Canadians didn't need one.



From maps of British North America. We dropped in importance so far so fast. From one of the largest, to one of the also-rans, in just a few decades.



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