Tag Archives: 100 Street

Rossdale: Woman Looking South at the Flood Waters of 1915 (100 Street)

Circa June 27-29 1915

EA-297-13

June 29 2015

EA-297-13 - 1915 Flood - 100 Street - 2015 Watermarked (LostYEG)

My wife stands in for the Edwardian Edmontonian in a similar image 100 years later!

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Winston Churchill Visits Edmonton (and a few other Canadian cities…)

Winston Churchill Square was named in 1965, but it has been long forgotten that this former British Prime Minister once visited Edmonton (as a somewhat younger man) in August of 1929. I have found photographs of him arriving at the Hotel MacDonald and some press coverage from the time.

Sadly, it looks like the best article (so far) is in French. I have had a coworker read a bit of it to me and will hopefully be able to get a good translation posted down the road.

Enjoy! 🙂 And if you read French enjoy even more. 😉

August 1929 (Arriving at the Hotel MacDonald – Looking Southwest)

nc-6-12603a - Winston Churchill in Edmonton, Alberta. - Looking Southwest towards Alberta Motors - August 1929

Google Streetview (Looking Southwest Towards 100 Street)

nc-6-12603a - Winston Churchill in Edmonton, Alberta. - Looking Southwest towards Alberta Motors - Now

August 1929 (Entering the Hotel MacDonald – Looking West)

nc-6-12603b - Winston Churchill in Edmonton, Alberta. - Looking West towards Dominion Block - August 1929

In the above image we can see the Dominion Building in the background.

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

nc-6-12603a - Winston Churchill in Edmonton, Alberta. - Map

Newspaper Clippings

Winston Churchill visits Edmonton - Recorder, August 30, 1929, Page 4, Item Ar00406

Winston Churchill visits Edmonton - La survivance, August 29, 1929, Page 10, Item Ar01000