Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22/1963

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On a recent trip to Dallas, I stood on the same spot as Abraham Zapruder and shot this....

Dundas and Keele/Then and Now


Two hand tinted vintage postcards of the intersection of Dundas and Keele looking west along Dundas.
A current view.
Looking north up Keele past Dundas.
2010.

Dunds and keele/Then and now

Dundas and Dupont/Then and Now

The S/W corner of Dundas and Dupont (then Royce) in 1918. The Peacock Hotel.

This would appear to be the now picture...

Dupont (Royce) and Symington/Then and Now

The north side of Dupont (then Royce) looking towards Symington in 1918.

The bank on the left side is still there but the storefronts have all been replaced by townhouses.

Dundas and Dupont (Royce)/Then

A series of photos from the archives of the Dupont (then known as Royce) and Dundas of the recently completed subway (underpass).


This photo shows the entrance to the Viceroy Rubber Factory. Note the metal spears embedded beside the steps.

Davenport Station/Then


A watercolour from 1863.

Adelaide and Bay/Then and Now

This is a repeat od an earlier post but certainly worth another look.
The N/W corner of Bay and Adelaide in the early 1800's, the home and brewery of John Doel.
John Doel.
The N/W corner of Bay and Adelaide in 1827 the home and brewery of John Doel.
Although this photo is labelled 1914 in the archives it has to be earlier as E.S. Willard performed his final North American tour in 1905 and died in 1915. By now the rural family home of Mr. Doel has been converted to commercial space, an employment agency of some sort.
E.S. Willard
The N/W corner of Bay and Adelaide in 1910.
By now the family house has been turned into a discount store and is in a sad state of disrepair.
Suits $15.00-no more, no less!
The Gayety Theatre (billboard) was located on Richmond Street.

Again in 1924 shortly before it's demolition.
A wider shot in 1924 showing the empty lot......

The same corner in 2010.
1910.
2010.
For more information on the life of John Doel please visit the Black Creek Growler.