Tag Archives: 1920s

Corporation Works (93 Street & 105a Ave)

1912 (City of Edmonton Stables)

Pc00903_4 - Civic Stables on 93 Street - The Edmonton Bulletin, October 22, 1912 (Morning Edition), Page 9, Item Pc00903_4 - 1912

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The article above describes the civic stables in depth.

1914 (City of Edmonton Stables; Looking Northeast?)

nc-6-1138 - Street cleaning, Edmonton, Alberta. - Corporation Works and Yard - 93 Street - 1914

The building in this 1914 image is identified as the City of Edmonton Stables in the City of Edmonton Historic Resource Inventory. That inventory also indicates that the building was designed by A.M. Jeffers (City Architect). Based on the windows and the shadows in the image above it appears that it was taken looking Northeast.

2015 Google Streetview; Looking Southwest)

nc-6-1138 - Street cleaning, Edmonton, Alberta. - Corporation Works and Yard - 93 Street - 2015

1923 (Paintshop on 105a Ave; Looking East)

nd-3-2187 - City of Edmonton truck, Edmonton, Alberta. - Enterprise Dairy at 9313 105a Ave in background - 1923

The image above was taken on 105a Ave (as indicated by Enterprise Dairy Co) and looks east. The street-washingg  truck is likely pulling into the City of Edmonton’s paint shop and the City of Edmonton Stables can be glimpsed in the background (behind the cab).

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery (Looking North)

Corporation Works and Yards

Points of Interest

  1. City of Edmonton Stables
  2. Paint Shop
  3. Enterprise Dairy

 

Rossdale Power Plant

The Rossdale power plant looked very different in the first half of the 2oth century. As you will see below, it changed to a more familiar appearance in the 1930s. Read more about its history here.

1912 (Looking Southeast)

nc-6-271 - City Power House - 1912

1912 (Interior View)

nc-6-272 - Interior of the Power Plant, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

1913 (Looking East)

na-1328-788 - City Power House, Edmonton, Alberta. - ca 1913

1931 (Looking Southeast)

nd-3-5714 - City Power plant, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1931

1930s (Looking Northeast – The new power plant begins to grow)

EB-28-1126 - Rossdale Power plant - 1930s

2010 (Looking Northeast)

Wikimedia -Rossdale_Power_Plant - 2010

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Map & 2015 Google Streetview Imagery

EB-28-1126 - Rossdale Power plant - Map 2015

Canadian Government Elevator (127 Ave, near 131 Street)

The Canadian Government Elevator was built in 1924 by the Federal Government. Since then it has changed hand and upgraded numerous time, but its exterior looks as it did in the 1920s when the neighborhood that lies north of it (Athlone) did not exist.

Read more about this nearly century old elevator on CBC.ca.

May 30 1924 (Looking West)

nd-3-2397 - Canadian Government elevator - May 30 1924

May 30 1924 (Looking Southeast)

nd-3-2400 - Canadian Government elevator - Looking SW - Circa June 1924

Circa July 1924 (Looking South)

nd-3-2470 - Canadian Government elevator - Looking South - July 1924

July 11 1924

nd-3-2473 - Canadian Government Elevator - July 11 1924

July 25 1924 (Looking West)

nd-3-2506 - Canadian Government Elevator - July 25 1924

August 1 1924 (Looking West)

nd-3-2561 - Canadian Government Elevator - Aug 1 1924

August 15 1924 (Looking East)

nd-3-2580 - Canadian Government Elevator, Edmonton, Alberta. - Aug 15 1924

Google Streetview (Looking East)

nd-3-2580 - Canadian Government Elevator, Edmonton, Alberta. - 2015

December 1 1924 (Interior Views)

nd-3-2709 - Interior, Canadian Government Elevator - Dec 1 1924 nd-3-2705 - Interior, Canadian Government Elevator - Dec 1 1924