First Baptist Church (North Side Location – 102 Street and 102 Ave)

I was asked to identify the church in this image by a Facebook fan and found it to be an interesting experience. I immediately suspected it to be the old church at 102 street and 102 ave but was perplexed when I checked the name of this church on my map dataset and found it was the First Baptist Church. I knew this church also showed up on my map dataset on the south side. I checked the Henderson Directories and 1915 was the first result I looked at. It showed the church to be on the south side as I suspected, so I looked at the address of every church for that year. None matched this spot. At that point I went back to my map dataset and clicked on the house nearby that had 1911 census data. It showed a Baptist minister. At this point I decided to go back to the Hendersons and look at earlier years. When I looked at 1910 I found the First Baptist Church at 2nd Street and Athabasca Ave (102 street and 102 ave). Success! :-)

Today, the church is gone (a YMCA sits there now) but the Ross Bros building remains (expanded) nearby on 103 street…

1912

Antique 1912 EDMONTON, ALBERTA City View, Ross Bros. REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC Ebay Seller The Lion Passant

Google Streetview

Antique 1912 EDMONTON, ALBERTA City View, Ross Bros. REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC Ebay Seller The Lion Passant - Now

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

Antique 1912 EDMONTON, ALBERTA City View, Ross Bros. REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC Ebay Seller The Lion Passant - Map