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Winnipeg from the south (c. 1913) | by wintorbos
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Winnipeg from the south (c. 1913)

A very nice postcard view, published by Meyers, looking northward from the Fort Garry Hotel (possibly while it was still under construction). While the appearance of the card suggests a considerably later date, the image appears to me to date from about 1913 given the absence from Portage Avenue of the Paris Building (1915) and the absence of the Tribune Building (1914) at Smith and Graham. On the other hand, the Electric Railway Chambers (1913) is present and apparently complete. The turrets of the YMCA building are still present, suggesting that the conversion of that building into the Birks Building had not been completed. Also, the name of the "Free Press" is still painted on the rear of the Free Press Building at Portage and Garry, although the Free Press moved to Carlton Street in 1912 (not that the sign would necessarily have been removed right away).

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Taken on May 15, 2009