Capitol Theatre Project Update

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The Capitol Theatre construction is moving along thanks to some warmer weather. Here’s a shot from last week of the sign being installed. Next to be installed is the large marquee. Watch for the Capitol Theatre opening later this summer.

Historical Display Panels

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For those following the Facebook stream today, we challenged you with three sample images from our historical display panels on 1920’s street. These panels demonstrate consumer and lifestyl For those following the Facebook stream today, we challenged you with three sample images from our historical display panels on 1920’s street. These panels demonstrate consumer and lifestyle trends of the 1920’s. Were …

A Lesson in 1920s Schoolyard Lingo

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Hi everyone, today we asked you to choose what slang word would describe you best if you were a student in the 1920’s – a grind, prexy, doggy or skulldragger? You’ve responded, but now we’ll take a look at what each of these words actually mean. If you were a.. Grind: you were a student who cared only about studying. Prexy: you …

The JB Brickyard

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Bricklaying is one of the oldest industries in Alberta, dating as far back as 1882. JB Little started brick laying in 1893 during the economic and building boom that was occurring in Alberta. The company was called Little & Maloney. Despite the fact that there were other brickyards and two directly adjoining Little & Maloney, they found great success. Little …

1920 “Slang” People to Know

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Hi folks, today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the popular slang used in the 1920’s to describe popular people that everyone wanted to know. Out list contains eight names – can you think of any more? Reply in the comments below. 1. Big Egg & Butter Man – a man with a sizeable bank account, who …

The Playground Movement – Edmonton’s Gyro Playgrounds

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The turn of the century brought a call for municipal governments to provide parks and open spaces for recreation. These calls went unanswered until the start of WWI. The recruitment process highlighted the fact that many Canadians were not physically fit. It was felt that playgrounds were part of the answer to this problem. Service organizations were formed, including Kinsman, …

Capitol Theatre Project Progress

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On January 5th we snapped a few pictures of the most recent Capitol Theatre re-construction progress. We are all excitedly anticipating the opening of the state-of-the-art Capitol Theatre in June 2011. The Theatre will be presenting a short film on the history of Edmonton that will be unlike anything ever shown in Western Canada. This film will be included in your admission price …

Building Profile – Hotel Selkirk

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Originally called the Windsor Hotel, this famous building opened in 1903 on the corner of Jasper Ave. and 101 Street. Although it was built outside of what most consider to be the city centre, the Windsor grew to become one of the most popular and luxurious hotels in the city. During the next ten or so years, the hotel went …