I recently purchased a very interesting photograph from the 1950s labelled “Louis Armstrong” and “Vinnie’s Rest in Edm”. The print looks like an original from the 1950s. This led me to research when Louis Armstrong was in Edmonton. As it turns out, he did a concert at Edmonton Gardens (on the site of the present-day Northlands Agricom) on September 10, 1957.
I was able to determine the location of my photo based on the sign for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and from referencing a couple of photographs posted on the Historic Edmonton and Northern Alberta Facebook Group.
Here is my photo, the Jasper Ave location it was taken at and a couple of the photos of the concert available through the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Outside Perrin Block (10615 Jasper Ave) – September 1957
Location of Perrin Block – 1950s & Google Streetview
Edmonton Gardens – September 10 1957