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Central Store: Goodridge Block (9698 Jasper Ave)

1927

This image shows the Central Store (which was mistakenly labelled in the Glenbow as the Central Grocery Store that would be at 10314 101 Street) in the Goodridge Block on Jasper Ave. One highlight in this picture is the Gamewell Fire Alarm box hanging on the street light post. These were used in cities throughout North America in the late 1800s to mid 1900s. Edmonton’s were installed in the early 1900s but I am not sure when the became piecesĀ of #LostYEG. This is the first picture where I have seen one clearly.

nd-3-3401 - Central Store (entered as Central Grocery Store) - 9698 Jasper Ave Goodridge Block - 1927

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nd-3-3401 - Central Store (entered as Central Grocery Store) - 9698 Jasper Ave Goodridge Block - Now