8th Avenue from 1st Street W Looking E. Calgary Alta.

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Title 8th Avenue from 1st Street W Looking E. Calgary Alta.
Identifier pc_1706
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Description “Then & Now” columns appeared weekly in the Calgary Herald between 2002 and 2005. The following article appeared August 20, 2002. <br><br> THEN: <br>• Stephen Avenue's north side looking west from Centre Street to 1st Street S.W. around 1910. Stephen Avenue, originally named for Baron George Mount Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal and first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, became 8th Avenue when street names changed to numbers in 1904. For many years, Stephen Avenue was Calgary's main street and the commercial centre of the city. <br><br> NOW: <br>• Over the past decade, extensive efforts have been made to conserve and revitalize the historic fabric of Stephen Avenue. The street has been rebuilt to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic. In recent years, the area between the Glenbow Museum and the new Sears department store has become known as Stephen Avenue Walk. After 119 years, Stephen Avenue remains a vibrant and integral part of the city. Since 1911, only three of the historic buildings pictured in the 1910 postcard have been demolished and replaced. The other five have been renovated for retail use. The original 1891 Bank of Montreal building was demolished and replaced in 1931 and is now home to A&B Sound. After the Lougheed Block burned in 1911, a new Union Bank building was constructed on the site and now houses the James Joyce Pub.
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