Tag Archives: First Street Hoist

Rossdale: Looking North in 1908

1908

RossdaleJaronWilliams1908_watermarked_annotated

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Google Satellite

RossdaleJaronWilliams1908_watermarked_annotated - Now

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

RossdaleJaronWilliams1908_watermarked_annotated - Map

Points of Interest

1. Edmonton Ice Co

2. Diamond Park

3. First Street Hoist (Funicular Railway)

4. Edmonton Brewing & Malting Co

5. Grandview Hotel (100 Street – Not Rossdale)

The First Street Hoist: Edmonton’s Incline Railway at 101 Street

The First Street Hoist (also known as Hostyn’s Hoist, the Incline Railway and the Funicular Railway) was opened on May 18 1908 and stayed in operation (with numerous problems) for four years after.

May 23 1908

Ar00103_p1 - Saturday News, May 23, 1908, Page 1, Item Ar00103

Circa 1908

A2986 - Incline Railway - ca 1907 edited

1912

na-1328-163 - Incline railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

Google Streetview

na-1328-163 - Incline railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Now

Newspaper Clippings

Ar00817 - The Edmonton Bulletin, May 14, 1908, Page 8, Item Ar00817