Tag Archives: Perron Street – St. Albert

Fleuri Perron General Store – St. Albert

Text taken from Alberta OnRecord:

Image depicts the general store that was built by the Brosseau brothers in 1892, then bought and operated by Fleuri Perron until it burned down in 1919. It was located on the south-west corner of Perron Street and Mission Avenue. Fleuri Perron is seen wearing a suit and standing in the centre of the photograph.

Circa 1890s-1910s

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2nd Perron Street Bridge (Built 1876)

The following text come from Alberta OnRecord: Image shows the second bridge over the Sturgeon River, built in 1876 to replace the first bridge built by Albert Lacombe, OMI in 1862. The reconstruction cost $700.00 and was done by M. Majeau and Harnois. A toll was charged for horses and vehicles. The bridge was purchased by the government for $300.00 in 1886 and replaced by the steel bridge in 1913. Pelletier’s house and workshops can be seen in the background, far left.

Circa 1900 (Looking East)

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Circa 1900s (Looking North)

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Edmonton Interurban Railway

Circa 1913 – Perron Street St. Albert (Looking North)

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MHM mhm-2039-is-mhm-671 - Interurban Railway - 1912 - Now

1913 (Near St. Albert)

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1913 (Midway between Edmonton and St. Albert)

Ar02005 - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 20, Item Ar02005 - Between Edmonton and St. Albert - 1913

1913 (Summerland – 137 Ave)

Read more about the Summerland community here.

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1913 (Car Barn and Yard)

The car barn and yard were located near 124 Street on the south side of 137 Avenue. Check out the UAlberta Press map for details.

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1913 (Track Construction at Unknown Locations)

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1913 (Unknown Locations)

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The Story of the Edmonton Interurban Railway

Read a lot more about the Edmonton Interurban Railway from the Edmonton Capitol (August 9th, 1913) here.

Edmonton Daily Bulletin - July 12 1913

Edmonton Daily Bulletin – July 12 1913

The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 19, Item Ar01905

124th Street Passenger Depot (January 3, 1914)

Ar00304 - 18x24 Waiting Room - The Edmonton Capital, January 3, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 3, Item Ar00304 - 1914

Catastrophic Fire (April 1 1914)

Ar00714 - Car barn fire - The Edmonton Bulletin, April 2, 1914 (Morning Edition), Page 7, Item Ar00714 - 1914Ar00333 (EIR Car Barn Fire Apr 1, 1914)

Plans for Regional Expansion (May 1914)

Even though the only piece of rolling stock was gone (there is no evidence that service resumed in five days as promised above) and the car barn was destroyed, the Edmonton Interurban Railway did not seem deterred; at least not in May 1914. Instead they were considering building at least one new line. The Edmonton Capitol reads as though it were in operation and not on hiatus.

Ar01009 - EIR Extension to Ft. Sask along Ft. Road - The Edmonton Capital, May 18, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 10, Item Ar01009 - 1914Ar00403 - Potential expansions of the EIR to Ft. Sask, Lac St. Anne, etc - The Edmonton Capital, May 20, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00403 - 1914

The Dream Dies

The end came without a bang. The fire did not kill the EIR, at least not immediately. It just seemed to fade away.

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