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Jasper Ave: Looking West Towards 101 Street

Circa 1940s

PC014072 - Jasper Avenue, looking west, include Leckie Shoes, the Selkirk Hotel, and the Empress movie theatre. - Circa 1940s

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PC014072 - Jasper Avenue, looking west, include Leckie Shoes, the Selkirk Hotel, and the Empress movie theatre. - Now

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Jasper Ave – 1940s & 2010s

Jasper Ave underwent many drastic changes in the latter half of the 20th century. Amongst the greatest losses were structures such as the Hotel Selkirk (which was demolished in the 1970s after a major fire) and the other heritage buildings on Jasper Ave between 101 and 102 Street.

Well, here is a glimpse at what once was…complete with two of Edmonton’s old streetcars.

Jasper Ave - May 1945

Image courtesy of Jaron Williams Collection