Old Stuff 2
David Aaron Photography

Edmonton is a city that has completely transformed itself within the past 20 years.  Whether it is the growth in the downtown core, suburban expansion or renewal of existing neighborhoods,
  Edmonton is truly becoming a modern vibrant city.

This page is devoted to documenting Edmonton's more recent past.  These photographs are not old in the vintage sense, but still show how much the city has changed in a short span of time.
Do you remember when the Fringe Festival was held east of 103 st?  Here's a perfomer behind King Edward School. c1991.
Do you remember when the only skyscappers were the Chateau Lacombe and CN Tower?  Image taken from the High Level bridge.  c1968.
Did you ever go to the Klondike Days Parade?  Back then people dressed for the occassion? Ok, some did.  c1975.
Klondike Days Fair grounds. c1977.
Photographs on this page are for information purposes only.  All images on this page are intentionally out of focus and cropped for display on the internet. 
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Enjoy the history.

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Bonnie Doon Radio
700 Wing
Edmonton Fringe Festival
Edmonton Night Skyline
Klondike Days Parade
Edmonton Northlands
Klondike Days
Fair Grounds
Do you remember when the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market was a bus barn c1974.
Last of the old TV and Radio repair shops in Edmonton
The precise spot where Accidental beach popped up in 2017.  Walking bridge in the background was demolished to make way for LRT.
Federal Building
North Edmonton School
Brill Bus
Old Art Gallery
Jasper Avenue
Accidental Beach
Jasper Avenue is always changing.  Beautiful aerial view looking west
This was one of the last trips by a Brill bus in Edmonton.  The wires were removed shortly after this
Jasper Place transit
Pawn shop 97 Street
Varscona Theatre
Strathcona Bus Barn
Allendale Bingo hall was demolished.  No more bonanza's
Edmonton Post Office
Buena Vista interior
Bingo Hall
This entire block is now the Canadian Western Bank -1999
Bridge under construction by Hawrelak Park -1966 (One of 3 bridges to be updated this year)
Building damaged by tornado 1987
Steve's groceries c1980
CN Track 1985/Roger's Place today
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This area has been completely transformed today into the ice district
At the end, the Cromdale was a far cry from it glory days of the 1950's.  Today, this is a drug store
All of the King's horses and men couldn't save poor Humpty.  The Valley zoo completely did away with the storyland theme after 60 years.
I have over 40 beautiful colour images documenting the zoo starting in 1962 including trains, animals and the old Dutch street organ.
Orval Allen's photo shop (c1960)
on Whyte Avenue.
The city of Edmonton named a park
after Orval in 2002.
Storyland Zoo
Cromdale Hotel
Ice District
Northlands Coliseum
A sign of desparation.  The need for homes for the poor
One of the last full service gas stations in Edmonton.  Demolished 2013
Downtown Skyline
Prior to the construction boom of the 1970.s
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Edmonton photography shop
Edmonton zoo
EdmontonTent City
Edmonton Gas Station
The Cracker Cats played at Telus Field from 2005 until 2011
A different perspective of the legislature
Edmonton Legislature
Edmonton Cracker Cats
Whitemud Equestrian centre
Officially opened May of 1914 by Bishop Gray aka. Cowboy Parson's.  Photo taken before changes to the exterior.   Note. Photo has been cropped for the internet
Allen Gray School
Borden Park
Historic Christmas tree on Churchill Square.  1968
Edmonton Fire Department
Historic Edmonton Christmas tree
Fire Truck finale Klondike days parade c1975
Klondike Days 1975
Walterdale bridge from the southside.  1999
Crosstown Motors
Gordon Price Music
Historic Walterdale Bridge
Storyland theme has been gone for a while now
This dealership stood on 97 street for many decades
Stedelbauer Chev Olds
Even a pawn shop has a finite life  97 street
Did you ever eat at the Motoraunt when it was on Jasper Avenue and 112 st?
Do you remember when this jet sat in front of 700 Wing?
How many students went through the Naval Reserves at Nonsuch?  1985.
This school was decomissioned in 2006 and has been renovated.  Balwin Villa
Interior of the old post office
A long time dealership resided here for decades and has since been moved.  This area is now called the Brewery District
These long time structures dating back to the 1960 were demolished a few years ago as Borden Park continues to be transformed into a more modern park
Oil Kings first game and first win upon returning to the WHL.  Post game celebration.
Taken Sept 20 2007 at 10:01 pm MST
First game first win
Edmonton Oil Kings
Started out as a fire station and eventually became the catalyst theatre and eventually the Varscona.  Has since been completely renovated inside and out.
Demolished in 2017
Built in the 1930's the front of the building was remodelled
Prior to construction of the new art gallery
The building on the left was once the town hall and the building on the right was once a fire hall
Glenora Bed and Breakfast. My wife and I stayed here the last week it was open.  The building's exterior is to be reconstructed.   Common room
Do you remember when the grandstands were packed for the races?  c1975.  My collection contains many older views of the race track.
Not only is Gordon Price Music gone, but so is the mural which stood here for decades  This image is intentionally out of focus for the internet
Rare colour image of the coliseum under construction
Churchill Square 1969
Zeller's Canada closed March of 2013 for good.  Sad!
Whyte Ave
South Park motor sign in the distance
This service station resided on the corner of  Whyte and 105 st for decades until 1998.  A plaza was constructed here in 2018.
Esso Whyte Ave
This was the Y in the road that led you to either the base or highway 28 and St. Paul
CFB Namao
Beautiful colour rendition of the Spaghetti tree in front of city hall. 1967
Spaghetti Tree
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