This is another photo from my John Doe Strathconan collection. In addition to this photo I have already posted a photo he took in the modern-day area of King Edward School and I know that he took pictures of the Strathcona CPR tracks (which I could not afford to buy), so there is good evidence that John Doe lived east of 102 Street. On the other hand, he took pictures in the area of Walter’s Mill (which also were too rich for my blood), so I am not sure. Walter’s Mill was a fair bit west of the area seen below, so I am still left with a bit of a mystery.
Anyways, enjoy the picture below. I am not sure if there are any other pictures of this area in existence that are this old…
Winter 1908 & EdHGIS 1914/Today
1. Moravian Church: Under construction in 1908.
2. Holy Trinity Anglican Church: The original wooden church can be seen in the photograph. By 1914 it had been moved and the current brick church had been built in its place.
3. 9946 – 84 Ave: Formerly 412 – Second Ave North, this building is gone today but was matched to this site via the 1914 Fire Insurance Maps.
4. 9947 – 84 Ave: This is the house we see in the distance in the 1908 photo. In the photo it looks like it is just in front of the Moravian Church but it is actually a block nearer to the photographer.