City of Edmonton

AGT Tower under construction - 1969 (see image)
Alberta Hotel -1973 (see above)
Alberts Pancake House + Whyte Avenue - 1987
Arlington Apartments - 1979
Army and Navy 97 St - 1973
Avenue Theatre - 1981
Birks Building including the CJCA tiger - 1979
Bank of Montreal building  1962 (under construction)
Beachcombers 1981
Old Bank of Montreal building - 1960  (Jasper Avenue)
Carol's Sweets (Including Alberts Pancakes)- 1999
Chateau Lacombe (A series of 25 images documenting the construction beginning in 1962)
CIBC 118 Avenue - 1994 (old Safeway buidling) demolished
Commerial Hotel -1972 (including old Hub Cigar facade/signage) beautiful
CP Station Southside - 1980
Capitol Theatre night time - 1972  (incredible photograph)
City Hall including City Market - July 1962
CN tower under construction (2 images) - 1964
CN Station and rail yards - 1962
Christmas lights Jasper Avenue - 1971(see image)
Coliseum - 1974 (various images documenting its construction)
Dominion Stores - January 31, 1970 (last day)
Dreamland Movie house day time - 1976
Dreamland Movie house  night time - 1976 (see image)
Edmonton Auto Spring Works - 1979
Edmonton Telephone's booth - 1996
Edmonton Gardens - 1981
Edmonton Club - 1968
Eaton's Warehouse 103rd Avenue
Eatons Entrance Heritage Mall - 1994
Edmonton Journal Building - 1981
Empress Theatre - 1962 (Unbelievable beauty of this old theatre)
Guarantee Trust (previously the Dominion Building) 100 Street - 1967
GEM Theatre (Ballroom) - 1978 (see image)
Glenrose Hospital - 1981
Grocery Stores (Shop-Easy/Woodland Grocery)
Gulf Service Station 97 St - 1985 (see image)
Hub Cigars on Whyte - 1972/2003 (see image)
"Hi There" 1972 Hart Bros. Building (Jasper Avenue 99 Street)
Jenner Motors - 1979
Johnstone Walkers - 1970 (Jasper Avenue)
Jasper Avenue looking east - 1963 (see image)
Klondike Theatre (Princess Theatre) - 1972
Lesville's Garage south of Whyte Avenue - 1978
Library on Macdonald Drive - 1967
Loblaws -1969
Low Level bridge including Gallagher Park, ski Jump - 1971
Manufacturers Exhibits Building - 1962 (pre-dates the Sport-Ex)
Marshall Wells Building - 1979
Mcgavins Bread 106 Ave 100 St - 1981
Mike's Newstand - 1978
Municiple Court House - 1985
Mcdougall Church - 1969
New Edmonton Hotel  97 Street - 1972
Northwest Mill by end of Steel Park - 1978
Palm Dairies (including Great West Foods) - 1977
Public Market Downtown - 1962
Ritz Hotel 97 Street - 1968
Riteway Coffee House - 1976
Royal Bank building; Yale Hotel 1964 Jasper Avenue
Rialto Theatre - 1978
Roxy Theatre - 1981
Royal American Show Train -1962 - 1970 Various images
Royal George Hotel - 1972
Safeway on 109 St & Whyte - 1973 (Includes signage)
Silverwood Dairies - February 1977 (milk bottle on top)
Simpsons Sears Park Plaza - 1976
Strand Theatre - 1978
Strathcona Hotel Old facade - 1977
Tegler Building - December 12, 1982  (A day that will live in infamy)
Tegler Building - June 1979
Telus Tower-AGT Tower under construction - 1969
Texaco in Ottwell with old signage - 1985.
University of Alberta Hospital - 1986
Varscona Theatre - 1981
Walterdale Playhouse - 1975
Waterloo Ford on Jasper Avenue - 1969
Whyte Avenue Street Scenes - 1970s-1990s
Woodwards Downtown -1972
Woodwards Signage
Woolworth's 102nd Ave - 1981
Woolco Hermitage 1994
WW Arcade - 1967 (stunning colour photograph)
WW Arcade - 1970
Zoo (various images of Storyland Valley zoo dating back to the 1960's)
97 Street 102 Avenue looking toward the Centennial library - 1970 (Canada Place today)
101 Street north of Jasper Ave - 1960's (various images)
Beautiful street views of downtown Edmonton - 1960's  (sample below)
and much more in colour.


David Aaron Photography

This page is devoted to some of the rarest and most remarkable colour photographs taken of Edmonton during the 1960's and 1970's.  These images are not only beautiful, but exemplify outstanding image quality. 
This is a premium collection of photography.

These images come in sizes ranging from 16 x 24 to 30 x 50.  This page contains various samples to view plus a list of some of the images that I have for sale in my library.  If you wish to purchase images from below, please contact me by email.
Podersky's Furniture
An Amazing Collection
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David Aaron Photography
Jasper Avenue 1967
Do you remember this train?  Image shows the arrival of the train into Edmonton.  Downtown can be seen in the background.
Dreamland theatre
Photographs on this page are for information purposes only.  These images have been  trimmed and altered for display on the internet and do not accurately depict
the original scene nor image quality.  Customers purchasing photographs
will receive sharp unaltered originals.
ATB Tower
AGT tower under construction
May 16, 1970
Part of a series of 10 colour photographs
documenting the construction of these buildings.  There are no other pictures known to exist.
Marshall Wells
Edmonton Auto Spring Works
1978
1979
The original site of Edmonton's downtown library. Demolished in 1968.
Tegler building was demolished in 1982.  I also have an image of the Skillet lunch counter in Zeller's.
Demolished in 1987.  Sound of Music played here for years.
This is the site of the Chateau Lacombe prior to its construction.  The Edmonton Journal and McDougall church are  visible above.
Sivlerwoods was once the Edmonton City Dairy.  This photograph is cropped for the internet
Click on images below to enlarge
Please note that all images on this page are intentionally blurred.  Buildings have been cropped and are only intended to give the viewer an idea of the original image.
Customers purchasing images will receive uncropped high quality originals.
Bank of Montreal
Arlington Apartments
CN Tower
Klondike Cinema
Edmonton Downtown
Market
Edmonton Library
Royal Bank
Silverwoods Dairy
Chateau Lacombe
WW Arcade
Varscona Theater
Tegler Building
1979
1964
1960
1963
1980
1977
1966
1967
CIBC
1979
1977
1967
1963
When Edmonton Telephones still existed.
The municipal court house stood behind the old police station.  Today this is the Winspear theatre
Simpson Sears eventually became Sears was an important department store in Edmonton at one time.  Located by NAIT
Dominion Stores last day of operation January 31, 1970
Edmonton City Hall
Telephone Booth
Woodwards Edmonton
Ritchie Mill
Rialto Edmonton
1970
1970
1972
1978
1972
1978
1979
1973
1990
1962
1978
1976
1970
Dominion Stores Edmonton
Methodist Church
Mcdougall Church
Simpson Sears
Edmonton Municipal
Court House
Princess Theater
Strand Theater Edmonton
Capitol Theatre
The Theatre District
1972
Demolished in 1961 this became the site of a new Bank of Montreal which has also been demolished
Once owned by the Cormie family this building has been transformed into a professional building
The Princess theatre was not only the klondike theatre, but was a shoe store in the 1960's prior to it returning to its roots as a theatre
Originally a single theatre movie house was converted to a twin theatre.  Today this is Commerce Place.  I also have a beautiful colour photo or the old marquee taken in 1971
Note the faded Pantages mural on the wall behind.
This CIBC was once a Safeway.  118 Ave and approximately 88 Street
Extremely rare colour close-up image of the old market.   Today this is the downtown library.  Note - This colour image has been desaturated, cropped and blurred for the internet
City hall as it looked in 1962 with the Union Jack and the Ensign flying high
An incredibly beautiful marque taken in 1972
The Princess theatre has a long history.  It was once a shoe store and reinvented itself as a movie house in the early 70's as the Klondike Cinema
One of the most beautiful buildings demolished in 1966 used to reside on Jasper Avenue
WW Arcade is now a restraunt called the Hardware Grill.  I have many memories of visiting this place.  I also have photos of the interior
Historic apartment building destroyed by fire in 2005.  A new high-rise with affordable suites is to be built at this location shortly
construction completed in 1965.
This church now resides at Fort Edmonton Park as it was moved in the late 1970's.  This is a rare colour image on its original location
This is the original and oldest  Protestant congregation in Alberta
Sloppy Joes
Chancery Hall
Klondike Days
Fair Grounds
Edmonton International Airport
Airlite Neon
This Neon sign company resided on the north end of the 5th Street overpass
Edmonton International Airport #2
Coronation Pool
Built in 1967 it is now referred to as the Peter Hemingway Pool
Do you remember when Churchill Square was just a dirt field?  Even the art gallery hadn't been built in this picture taken in 1964.  Love the old cars.
Do you remember when you could go out on the observation deck? .
Edmonton International Airport tarmack.  This image was taken shortly after the airport was built.  c1963.
Klondike Days began in 1962 and originally was well received.  In it's early years many Edmontonian's dressed up in klondike apparel
Rare colour photo of the arena.  Note the Jubilee Auditorium behind - 1959
University of Alberta
Demolished shortly after this photograph was taken.
Edmonton Gardens
Edmonton Journal
1988
1981
I have other lost theatres including:

Avenue 1981
Jasper Cinema (2007)
Rialto (1971)  absolutely beautiful marquee
Dreamland Theatre (1976) daytime
Gem Theatre (1978 ballroom)
Roxy (1978)
and the gem of all theatres the "Empress" theatre (1962)

All above are in colour
Varsity Arena
1967
1976
c1968
c1968
1963
1963
1967
Demolished in 1974 this would eventually become Edmonton Centre
Home of the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Originally the Edmonton Stock Pavillion built in 1913.  Demolished in 1982
Klondike days 1967.  This was an era when citizens embraced the Klondike theme and dressed the part.  I remember dressing in my vest and tie for the parade
It's truly amazing to see how different this scene looks today.
Royal American Shows
Historic Klondike Days