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A “then and now” comparison of busy Halifax streets.
If you have a street, neighbourhood, or landmark you’d like to see covered in ‘From the Vaults,’ please leave a comment with your suggestions.
Looking towards Citadel Hill from the foot of George Street
Photo ca. 1879. Activity on the street indicates that it was market day.
Tram accident on Agricola Street, ca. 1941
Barrington Street and Prince Street Intersection
Looking south on Barrington Street, ca. 1900
Argyle Street and George Street Intersection
Argyle Street at the corner of George Street, Halifax, showing pine coffins supplied to Snow & Co., Undertakers, second building from right, for victims of the explosion. Photo from December, 1917.
How about the dockyards?
I’d be interested to see something about Beechville — once known as ‘Refugee Hill’ it was one of the original communities where Black refugees were granted land after the American Civil War. Just a stone’s throw from Bayer’s Lake, it’s now a subdivision.
Thanks for your suggestions! If there’s a good amount of images available for either of those topics, I’ll take a stab at it.