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

Original Route: 1913

 

EIR Route Map - (Annotated)

  1. Terminus: 124 Street & 132 Ave
  2. 124 Street & 137 Ave
  3. 131 Street & 137 Ave
  4. 131 Street & 145 Ave
  5. 127 Street
  6. St. Albert Trail crossing
  7. 170 Street & 145 Avenue
  8. Grandin Road
  9. St. Anne Street (formerly St. Jean Baptiste Street) & St. Thomas Street
  10. Edmonton Street & St. Thomas Street (note: Edmonton Street no longer exists)
  11. Edmonton Street & St. Michael Street
  12. Piron/Perron Street & St. Michael Street
  13. Terminus: Piron/Perron Street & St. Anne Street

Perron Street, St. Albert – Looking North: 1913 and 2014

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

St. Anne Street, St. Albert – Looking North: 1913 and 2014

Although the newspaper identifies this spot as outside St. Albert, looking that the track map versus the scenery in the photo makes present-day St. Anne street the only possible location.

 

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nc-6-441 - Edmonton Interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - 2014

Midway between Edmonton and St. Albert: 1913

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

Summerland,  145 Ave Edmonton – Looking Northeast: 1913

Read more about the Summerland community here.

 

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Car Barn and Yard, 124 Street and 137 Avenue: 1913

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.

na-1328-1877 - Stacks of ties for street railway track, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913NC-6-500 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Car barn near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913NC-6-502 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913na-1328-1886 - Building beside interurban railway track - 1913na-1328-1880 - Stacks of ties for street railway track, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913NC-6-501 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913nc-6-499 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Car barn near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

Track Construction at Unknown Locations: 1913

na-1328-1886b - Interurban railway crew, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1913na-1328-1881 - Work camp for interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1913nc-6-498 - Edmonton Interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - October 1913

Unknown Locations: 1913

na-1328-1883 - Work crew beside interurban rail car, Edmonton, Alberta. - ca 1913na-1328-1884 - Crew with Edmonton interurban railway car number 1 - ca 1913A2095 - Edmonton Inter Urban Railway Street Car - Circa 1913na-1328-1885 - Edmonton interurban railway car - ca 1913

The Story of the Edmonton Interurban Railway

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

Not purpose to stop line at St. Albert - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 20, Item Ar02009

The rolling stock is to be suited to the road - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 19, Item Ar01907

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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