Tag Archives: Fort Edmonton Park

Al Rashid Mosque (108 Ave, 111 Ave, Ft. Edmonton Park)

Circa 1940 (10120 108 Ave; Looking Northwest)

A98-55 - Al Rashid Mosque - 10120 108 Ave - ca 1940

2015 Google Streetview (10120 108 Ave; Looking North)

Al Rashid Mosque - 1938 Location - 10120 108 Ave - 2015

1960s (102 Street and 111 Ave; Looking Southwest)

BrentWelch - Al Rashid Mosque - 1960s

1949 (102 Street and 111 Ave; Looking Southeast)

EA-600-2636a - Moslem Mosque - July 16 1949

The City of Edmonton Archives has a great collection of interior and exterior images of the mosque dating 1949-1975. Just visit their catalogue online and search under images for “Mosque”.

PC006552 - Mohammedan Mosque, Edmonton - ca 1949

2015 Google Streetview (Approximate – 102 Street and 111 Ave; Looking South)

Al Rashid Mosque - 1948 Location - 102 Street and 111 Ave - 2015

2012 Google Streetview (Fort Edmonton Park; Looking South)

Al Rashid Mosque - Ft Edmonton Park Location - 1920s Street - 2012

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Koermann Block – Ukrainian Bookstore Building (10234 96 Street)

The Koermann Block at the corner of 1905 and 1920 Street in Fort Edmonton Park is a recreation of the historic Koermann Block (aka Ukrainian Bookstore) from old Edmonton. It was at the corner of 96 Street and 102a Avenue. But here is where it gets interesting. The building is still there and looks pretty much as it would have in the 1920s on the outside – I have no idea about the inside. The original is a bit longer than the recreation (with extra windows and an extra door), but otherwise they are very close.

So check it out below – as it was, as it is and as it has been recreated. 😉

1922 (Looking North)

nc-6-10122 - Ukrainian bookstore on left, B. C. Rooms on right. - 96 Street - 1922 (Annotated)

Google Streetview (Looking North)

nc-6-10122 - Ukrainian bookstore on left, B. C. Rooms on right. - 96 Street - NowNorth

Google Streetview (Looking Southwest)

nc-6-10122 - Ukrainian bookstore on left, B. C. Rooms on right. - 96 Street - NowSouthWest

Google Streetview (Fort Edmonton Park Recreation)

nc-6-10122 - Ukrainian bookstore on left, B. C. Rooms on right. - 96 Street - NowFortEd

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

nc-6-10122 - Ukrainian bookstore on left, B. C. Rooms on right. - 96 Street - MapNorth

Reed’s Bazaar

Reed’s Bazaar opened on Jasper Avenue in November of 1905 selling tea, coffee, candy and household supplies to early Edmontonians. In 1912, the first location was destroyed by fire. Upon reopening in 1913 Reed’s was specializing in fine china, glass and silverware and had changed its name to Reed’s China and Gift Shop. From 1917 until 1965 Reed’s was located in the area of 103rd Street and Jasper Avenue. In 1985, when Reed’s marked its eightieth anniversary, it was the second oldest continuing retail business in the City of Edmonton. (Text adapted from City of Edmonton Archives catalogue)

102 Street & Jasper Ave Location

1912

nc-6-159 - Reed's Bazaar fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

nc-6-163 - Reed's Bazaar after fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

Google Streetview

nc-6-159 - Reed's Bazaar fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912 - Now

10325 – Jasper Ave Location

1935

Image

Google Streetview

nd-3-1080 - Regent Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - Now

101 Street Location

Circa 1980s

EA-792-388 - Reed's China & Gift Shop - Circa 1980s

Google Streetview

EA-792-388 - Reed's China & Gift Shop - Circa 1980s - Now

Other Locations

1918

In at least one year Reed’s set up a branch store for the holiday season (see below).

Ar01209 - Reed's Bazaar - The Edmonton Bulletin, October 2, 1918 (CITY EDITION), Page 12, Item Ar01209

Jasper Avenue East: 1890s & 2010s

Looking east on Jasper avenue a lot has changed in the last century or so. The first scene we have is how Edmontonians today see history at Fort Edmonton Park. It really isn’t so different from the reality of the 1890s. The reality of the 1890s, though, is very different from the 2010s!

1885 Street at Fort Edmonton Park

FtEdmonton1880s

1890s

Edmonton 1914 - P26 - Watermarked

The Ross Bros Hardware Store provides a great reference point for placing the below image. Based upon the EdHGIS overlay it appears that the Ross Bros store was where the reconstructed Alberta Hotel’s west courtyard is now situated. The second Google Streetview below comes roughly from the same viewpoint as the 1890s photo. Much has changed!

Google Streetview

Edmonton1880sNow

EdHGIS: Fire Insurance Map & Google Earth Imagery

JasperAveEastMap