Winston Churchill Square was named in 1965, but it has been long forgotten that this former British Prime Minister once visited Edmonton (as a somewhat younger man) in August of 1929. I have found photographs of him arriving at the Hotel MacDonald and some press coverage from the time.
Sadly, it looks like the best article (so far) is in French. I have had a coworker read a bit of it to me and will hopefully be able to get a good translation posted down the road.
Enjoy! 🙂 And if you read French enjoy even more. 😉
August 1929 (Arriving at the Hotel MacDonald – Looking Southwest)
Google Streetview (Looking Southwest Towards 100 Street)
August 1929 (Entering the Hotel MacDonald – Looking West)
In the above image we can see the Dominion Building in the background.
EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery