Pre WW 1 street names in Calgary residential districts

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Pre WW 1 street names in Calgary residential districts

Postby zakman » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:52 pm

Elsewhere on this site, it has been mentioned that in 1904, Calgary implemented a numbering system to replace many of the colorful street names in downtown Calgary. There appears however to have been a short-lived reversal of this policy in 1910. The Glenbow map collection contains a 1910 City engineering map, most likely prepared in conjunction with the 1910 annexation. It outlines a number of proposed street names for inner city districts, some of which were in use briefly. In Crescent Heights for example, 6th Avenue N is Somerville and 7th Avenue is Lincoln. Sidewalk stamps still in existence confirm these names and the names were used in both the 1911 city property assessment rolls as well as the 1911 Prairies census. What I don't know is why these names fell into disuse. My suspicion is that the economic downturn which arrived at the beginning of WW 1 had a big impact, but I'm curious as to exactly when the city again reverted to its previous policy. Has anyone else ever followed up on this?
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Postby Chris E » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:54 pm

Could it be possible that those names were in use *before* the annexation, and then once annexed the City reverted them to the numbered system? I too have seen at least one of those sidewalk stamps in Crescent Heights.
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Postby zakman » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:47 pm

That's indeed a possibility, at least for the older residential areas. However, the 1910 annexation boundaries ran as far north as 48th Avenue and as far east as Barlow Trail; many of the new districts with "named" streets on the 1910 map existed at that time only on paper and wouldn't be developed for many years. The answer to my question probably lies somewhere at City Corporate Archives.
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Postby McMahon » Mon May 25, 2009 4:08 am

It would seem that these names were still in use in 1944. I have in my hands a copy of the Municipal Manual Presenting Interesting Information and Authoritative Statistics - Calgary, Alberta, 1944.

Among many interesting items, there is a 4 page section entitled "Location of Named Streets and Avenues in Calgary". It would appear to have been current rather than past names as it doesn't include streets such as Atlantic, Pacific, McTavish, etc. Although, interestingly, Scarth is mentioned and given as "18th Ave. and 1st St. S.W., near station."

Anyway, for the two particular streets mentioned earlier, it gives these entries:

Lincoln Avenue - Centre St. North and West on 7th Avenue N.W.
Somerville Avenue - Centre-A St. on 6th Ave. N.W.

There are approximately 180 streets listed here (most of which no longer exist) so if you're interested in any particular street, let me know. I may type all of this up one day soon anyway.
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Postby newsposter » Mon May 25, 2009 3:41 pm

Just a link to the news thread on this topic. Keep the chat here.

http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =1616#1616
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Postby zakman » Thu May 28, 2009 9:52 am

Thanks for the response, McM, the document you have in your possession contains some intriguing info! Apparently, most of the proposed street names listed on the 1910 City Engineering Map no longer existed in 1944 if just 180 remained by then. I'm not sure, though, whether all of the remaining names were in common use by 1944. The other day, I noticed that across the street from the 1910 "Lincoln" sidewalk stamp on 7th Avenue and 1st Street NW is a 1913 "7th Avenue" stamp, which leads me to suspect that there'd been a city policy change in the interim.
Rather than put you to the trouble of typing all this up, would it be possible to scan the 4 pages you mentioned and submit them that way?
I'm not sure how many HI forum participants are interested in such arcane topics as early street names and historic sidewalk stamps, but I guess we'll find out in due course.
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Postby Chris E » Fri May 29, 2009 2:26 am

McMahon wrote:
interestingly, Scarth is mentioned and given as "18th Ave. and 1st St. S.W., near station."



Interesting, I would assume that's referring to the CN?R station in the building where the Alberta Ballet is now, odd that a street would be described as having a specific intersection location.
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Postby McMahon » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:27 pm

zakman wrote:Rather than put you to the trouble of typing all this up, would it be possible to scan the 4 pages you mentioned and submit them that way?
I'm not sure how many HI forum participants are interested in such arcane topics as early street names and historic sidewalk stamps, but I guess we'll find out in due course.


Apologies about the time taken in getting back to this. I haven't been on this site in a while.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to a scanner so I'll to do it the old fashioned way. I'm usually a fast typist, but this is a bit of a pain because the book itself, as well as the print, is small.

Also, I would hope that the people of this forum are indeed interested in topics such as this. A city's heritage, to me, isn't just about the buildings, but also about the sidewalks, roads, street furniture, grass patches, etc.

Anyway, here's what I have so far, and even though it's only 4 letters, it's actually more than a quarter of the list.

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Alberta Avenue - South, 17th Ave. East of 7th St. East
Alexander Avenue - 6th St. E to Alberta Avenue
Alexander Crescent - 11th Ave., West of 4th St. NW
Alexander Street - 23rd Ave., West of 8th St. E
Alfege Street - 31st Ave, and 13A St. West, South Mount Royal
Amber Street - 40th Ave. and 14A St. West
Amherst Street - 22nd Ave. and 8th St. West
Archer Road - 14st St. NE, North of Centre Ave.

Bagot Avenue - 20th Ave, between 13th and 14th Sts. West
Banff Coach Road - 22nd St. and 11th Ave. West
Banff Trail - 16th Ave. NW and 10th St. NW
Bellevue Avenue - 7th St. East, South of 12th Ave. E
Bison Path - 16th Ave., East of 7th St. E
Blackburn Road - 29th Ave. and 6th St. East, Burnsland
Blackfoot Trail - 15th St, NE and Memorial Drive, Nose Creek
Bonnybrook Road - 30th Ave. and 15th St. East
Boulevard North-West - Centre St. Bridge to 10th St. NW
Bowness Road - 11th St. NW and Kensington Road
Broadview Boulevard - 10th St. to 14th St. NW, bank of Bow River
Broadview Road - 3rd Ave., West of 14th St. NW
Broadway - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Bridge Crescent - 6A St. and 5th Ave. to 7th Ave. NE
Briscoe Road - 39th Ave. and 14th St. West
Brunswick Avenue - 5th St. and 45th Ave. West, Elboya
Burns Avenue - West of 8th St. East on 23rd Ave. E
Burnsland Avenue - East of Macleod Trail, South 36th Avenue
Byers Street - 34th Ave. and 9th St. West

Cabot Avenue - Wolfe St. and Premier Way
Cameron Avenue - 19th Ave., West of 7th St. West
Cameron Street - 34th Ave. and 10A St. West
Cardell Street - NE from 1st Ave. and 12A St. NE
Carleton Street - 11th St. West, South of Colbourne Crescent to Council Way
Cathcart Street - 10A St. South, 17th Ave. to Colbourne Crescent
Cartier Street - Frontenac Ave., West of 8th St. SW
Centre-A Avenue - 4th St. W., South Bank Bow River
Champlain Street - 10th St. W., 1 Block South Frontenac Ave.
Child Avenue - 13A St. NE, North of Centre Ave.
Clarke Street - 34th Ave. and 9A St. West
Cliff Avenue - 4A St. W, South of Riverdale Ave.
Cliff Street - 5A St. West and 20th Ave. West
College Lane - 6A St. West, South of 17th Ave. W
Colbourne Crescent - 22nd Ave., 10th to 14th St. W
Colgrove Avenue - 10th St. and 7th Ave. NE
Constance Avenue - 8th St. E, 23rd Ave., South, Ramsay School
Council Way - 33rd Ave. and 14th St. West
Cottage Road - 5th St. W, South of 20th Ave. W
Creek Road - 15th St NE., Blackfoot Trail
Crescent Boulevard - Elbow Drive and 45th Ave. W, Elboya
Crescent Road - 1st St. NW and 6th Ave, NW
Crestview Road - 12th St. W, South of Riverdale Ave.

Daly Street - West of 6th St. W, North 1st Ave. to River
Dartmouth Road - East of 6th St. E
Dorchester Avenue - 26th Ave. and 8th St. West
Drury Avenue - 8th St. NE, North of 5th Ave. NE
Durham Avenue - 21st Ave. from 7th St. West
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Postby Chris E » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:43 pm

^^ That's awesome, thanks for that.
I'll see if I can't superimpose those onto a current map of Calgary.
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Postby McMahon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Chris E wrote:^^ That's awesome, thanks for that.
I'll see if I can't superimpose those onto a current map of Calgary.


That'll be awesome to see. I'm glad someone will make use of this information.

I managed to finish the rest of the list today. There are some good names in here. It's a pity they're no longer in use. If there look to be any discrepancies, just ask me and I'll double check. There is always a possibility that I transcribed something wrongly. But, before someone asks, yes, there were two King Streets.

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Eau Claire Avenue - 4th St. West, North 1st Ave., West to 6th St. West
Edmonton Trail - 3rd St. NE, North of 16th Ave.
Edward Street - 14A St. NE., East of Child Avenue
Elbow Avenue - 7a St. East, North of 12th Ave. East
Elbow Drive - 4th St., Mission Bridge, Westerly by River
Elgin Avenue - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Elizabeth Street - West, 8th St. South of 17th Ave. E
Etta Street - 12A St., North of Memorial Drive
Erlton Road - 1st St. East and 31st Ave. East
Ernscliffe Avenue - 43rd Ave. and Elbow Drive

Forget Avenue - 18th Ave., 7th to 9th Sts. West
Francis Avenue - East of 15th St. and 8th Ave. East
Frontenac Avenue - 26th Ave. and 8th St. West to 14th St.

Garden Crescent - Elbow drive and 29th Ave. W
Glencoe Road - 29th Ave. and 7th St. West
Gladstone Road - 4th Ave. and 10th St. NW to 14th St.

Harvetta Road - 21st St. and 50th Ave. East, Harvetta Heights
Herchemer Road - 21st St. NW and North of Westmount Boulevard
Hillcrest Avenue - 25th Ave., West Mount Royal
Hirst Road - 21st Ave., 11th St. East, rear Shamrock Hotel
Hope Street - 6th St. West, South of 20th Ave.
Hungerford Avenue - 24th Ave. and 2nd St. East

Jamieson Avenue - 10th St. and 5th Ave. NE to Centre Ave. and 13th St.
Jamieson Street - 34th Ave. and 12th St. West
Joliet Avenue - 31st Ave. and 14th St. West

Kensington Road - 10th St. NW and West on Centre Avenue
King Street - 6th St. West, North of 1st Ave. to River
King Street - 11th St. East, North of 9th Ave.

Lansdowne Avenue - 41st Ave. and Elbow Drive
Laval Avenue - 29th Ave. and 10th St. West
Levis Avenue - 32nd Ave. and 10th St. West
Lincoln Avenue - Centre St. North and West on 7th Ave. NW

Madison Avenue - 45th Ave. and Elbow Drive
Maggie Street - 7A St. and South of 12th Ave. E
Manchester Road - 5th St. East and South of 27th Ave. East
Margaret Avenue - 8th St. East and 22nd Ave. West to Salisbury Avenue
Marquette Street - 28th Ave., West of 8th St. West
Marsh Road - East of 3rd St. NE and South, 1st Ave.
McBride Road - 6A St. NE and South of Centre Ave.
McDonald Avenue - 12th Ave. Bridge to 8th St. East
McDougall Road - 3rd St. NE and North of Memorial Drive
Macleod Trail - 8th St. East from 20th Ave. South
McPherson Road - 7A St., North of Memorial Drive
Memorial Drive - Centre St. North, East on North Bank of Bow River
Meredith Road - 3rd St. NE, one block north of Langevin Bridge
Metcalfe Street - 13th St. W, 17th to 22nd Ave.
Mission Road - 4th St. W and 30th Ave. South to Parkhill
Montcalm Crescent - 12th St. West, South Mount Royal
Montreal Avenue - 12th St. and 25th Ave. West
Mount Pleasant Boulevard NE - 1st St. NE to 1st Ave.
Morrison Street - 10A St. W, South of Prospect Ave.
Muir Place - 16th St. West and 22nd Ave. West
Murdock Road - 6th St. NE and centre Ave.

New Place - From 44 New Street, North to Bow River
New Street - 13th St. and 8th Ave. to 15th St. East
Nolan Street - 8th St. West, 30th to 32nd Ave. W
Niblock Street - 13th St. West and 34th Ave. W

Park Avenue - 5A St. West and 42nd Ave. West
Park Road - 1st St. E and 18th Ave., Rear No. 2 Fire Hall
Phair Avenue - 12A St. NE and 6th Ave. NE
Pit Avenue - 32nd Ave., West of 8th St. West
Portland Street - 13th St. East, South of 26th Ave.
Premier Way - 29th Ave., 8th to 14th St. West
Price Road - 6th St. NE and 5th Ave. to 7th Ave. NE
Parkdale Boulevard - 24th St. NW, North bank of River, to Limits
Parkdale Road - 25th St. to 28th St. NW, North Bowness Road
Prospect Avenue - 24th Ave. W, 6th St. to 14th St.
Provost Street - 11th St. W, from 17th to 22nd Ave.

Quebec Street - 14th St. and 27th Ave. West

Ramsay Street - 7th St. E, South of 17th Ave. East
Richmond Road - 24th St. and 27th Ave. W
Rideau Road - 4th St., West of Mission Bridge
Riverdale Avenue - Elboya Bridge, South Bank of River
Rockcliffe Place - Near Sandy Beach, East of 14th St. and 50th Ave.
Ross Street - 34th Ave. and 10th St. West
Roxborough Road - 4th St., East of Mission Bridge
Royal Avenue - 20th Ave., West to 10th St. West

Salem Avenue - 15th Ave. and 20th St. West
Salisbury Avenue - 6th St. East and 17th Ave.
Samis Road - East of Centre St. and North of Centre St. Bridge
Sandy Beach - East of 14th St. W and on 50th Ave.
Sargent Avenue - 24th St. and 15th Ave. West
Scarboro Avenue - 17th Ave. and 16th St. West
Scarth Street - 18th Ave. and 1st St. W, near station
Scotland Street - 17th Ave. and 19A St. West
Seabury Avenue - East of 15th St. East and St. Monica Avenue
Sedley Street - 12th Ave. and 22nd St. West
Sedgewick Avenue - 24th St. West and 13th Ave.
Seniac Avenue - 17th Ave. and 19th St. W, north to Scarboro
Senora Avenue - 19A St. West, near Sunalta School
Sharon Avenue - 12th Ave. from 16th St. West
Shelbourne Street - 17th Ave. and 19th St. West
Sherbrooke Avenue - 24th St. and 14th Ave. West
Sifton Boulevard - West of elbow drive, on 39A to 14th St. West
Somerville Avenue - Centre-A St. on 6th Ave. NW
Sovereign Avenue - Continuation of 11th Avenue from 22nd St. West
St. Monica Avenue - 13th St. E and 8th Ave.
Stanley Road - 1st St. East, 34th to 50th Ave.
Stockton Street - 11th Ave. and 22nd St. West
Sudbury Avenue - 14th Ave. and 17th St. West
Summer Street - 17th Ave. and 18th St. West
Summit Street - 17th Ave. and 21st St. West
West Summit Street - 17th Ave. and 23rd St. West
Sunderland Avenue - 14th Ave. and 19th St. W
Sunnyside Boulevard - Centre St. Bridge, west to 10th St, North of Bow River
Suffolk Street - 17th Ave. and 22nd St. West
Superior Avenue - 17th Ave. and 16A St. West
Sydenham Road - 23rd Ave. and 8th St. West

Talon Avenue - 10th St. and 28th Ave. West
Townsend Street - Between 12A St. and 13th St. NE, North Centre Avenue

Valois Avenue - 10th St. West, one block north of Premier Way
VanWart Street - 11th St. West and 33rd Ave. to 34th Ave.
Vaudriel Avenue - 32nd Ave. and 8th St. West
Vercheres Street - 12th St. between 30th and 33rd Ave. West
Victoria Road - 2nd St. East from CNR South

Westmont Boulevard - 14th St. to 24th St. NW, on bank of Bow River
Westmont Road - 14th St. NW, South of Kensington Road
William Street - East of 7th St. and South of 17th Ave. East
Wolfe Street - 14th St. and 25th Ave. West
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Postby Chris E » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:00 pm

My initial findings re: the first portion of the list:

EXISTS:

Alberta Avenue - South, 17th Ave. East of 7th St. East (EXISTS)
Alexander Crescent - 11th Ave., West of 4th St. NW (EXISTS)
Alexander Street - 23rd Ave., West of 8th St. E (EXISTS)
Alfege Street - 31st Ave, and 13A St. West, South Mount Royal (EXISTS)
Amherst Street - 22nd Ave. and 8th St. West (EXISTS)
Bellevue Avenue - 7th St. East, South of 12th Ave. E (EXISTS)
Bison Path - 16th Ave., East of 7th St. E (EXISTS)
Bonnybrook Road - 30th Ave. and 15th St. East (EXISTS)
Bowness Road - 11th St. NW and Kensington Road (EXISTS, portions renamed, and gaps due to Crowchild Trail construction)
Broadview Road - 3rd Ave., West of 14th St. NW (EXISTS)
Bridge Crescent - 6A St. and 5th Ave. to 7th Ave. NE (EXISTS)
Brunswick Avenue - 5th St. and 45th Ave. West, Elboya (EXISTS)
Burns Avenue - West of 8th St. East on 23rd Ave. E (EXISTS)
Cameron Avenue - 19th Ave., West of 7th St. West (EXISTS)
Cardell Street - NE from 1st Ave. and 12A St. NE (EXISTS)
Carleton Street - 11th St. West, South of Colbourne Crescent to Council Way (EXISTS)
Cartier Street - Frontenac Ave., West of 8th St. SW (EXISTS)
Champlain Street - 10th St. W., 1 Block South Frontenac Ave. (EXISTS)
Child Avenue - 13A St. NE, North of Centre Ave. (EXISTS)
Cliff Street - 5A St. West and 20th Ave. West (EXISTS)
College Lane - 6A St. West, South of 17th Ave. W (EXISTS)
Colbourne Crescent - 22nd Ave., 10th to 14th St. W (EXISTS)
Colgrove Avenue - 10th St. and 7th Ave. NE (EXISTS)
Council Way - 33rd Ave. and 14th St. West (EXISTS)
Crescent Boulevard - Elbow Drive and 45th Ave. W, Elboya (EXISTS)
Crescent Road - 1st St. NW and 6th Ave, NW (EXISTS)
Crestview Road - 12th St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, but NORTH or Riverdale)
Dartmouth Road - East of 6th St. E (EXISTS)
Dorchester Avenue - 26th Ave. and 8th St. West (EXISTS)
Drury Avenue - 8th St. NE, North of 5th Ave. NE (EXISTS)
Durham Avenue - 21st Ave. from 7th St. West (EXISTS)


NOT FOUND:

Amber Street - 40th Ave. and 14A St. West
Archer Road - 14st St. NE, North of Centre Ave.
Broadway - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Briscoe Road - 39th Ave. and 14th St. West
Byers Street - 34th Ave. and 9th St. West
Cameron Street - 34th Ave. and 10A St. West
Cathcart Street - 10A St. South, 17th Ave. to Colbourne Crescent
Centre-A Avenue - 4th St. W., South Bank Bow River
Clarke Street - 34th Ave. and 9A St. West
Cottage Road - 5th St. W, South of 20th Ave. W
Creek Road - 15th St NE., Blackfoot Trail
Daly Street - West of 6th St. W, North 1st Ave. to River



MINOR CHANGE:

Alexander Avenue - 6th St. E to Alberta Avenue (EXISTS, WITH BREAK, RENAMED "STREET")
Bagot Avenue - 20th Ave, between 13th and 14th Sts. West (EXISTS, RENAMED "BAGGOT")
Burnsland Avenue - East of Macleod Trail, South 36th Avenue (EXISTS, RENAMED "ROAD")
Cabot Avenue - Wolfe St. and Premier Way (EXISTS, RENAMED "STREET")
Cliff Avenue - 4A St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, RENAMED "CLIFFE")



MAJOR CHANGE:
Banff Coach Road - 22nd St. and 11th Ave. West (RENAMED BOW TRAIL)
Banff Trail - 16th Ave. NW and 10th St. NW (EXISTS: Now just a small portion near motel village bears the name. What is now Crowchild used to be call Banff Trail, and that name likely kept being used down 16th ave to 10th st as well)
Blackburn Road - 29th Ave. and 6th St. East, Burnsland (MOVED, but now around 2nd st E between 34 and 38A Aves. Looks like the road indicated here is now a portion of Blackfoot Trail)
Blackfoot Trail - 15th St, NE and Memorial Drive, Nose Creek (MOVED, Could have been what is now St Georges DR NE)
Boulevard North-West - Centre St. Bridge to 10th St. NW (RENAMED to MEMORIAL DR)
Broadview Boulevard - 10th St. to 14th St. NW, bank of Bow River (RENAMED TO MEMORIAL DR)
Constance Avenue - 8th St. E, 23rd Ave., South, Ramsay School (RENAMED to 24th Ave SE)
(Google search came up with this "Follow Spiller Road until you reach 24th Ave/Constance Ave, where the school is located on the west side."

It would be interesting to see if there's any sidewalk stamps still listing the changes in spelling, or old names. Particularly in the more industrial SE where fixing sidewalks wouldn't be as much a priority.
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Postby Chris E » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:35 pm

Part II

EXISTS:

Eau Claire Avenue - 4th St. West, North 1st Ave., West to 6th St. West (EXISTS)
Edmonton Trail - 3rd St. NE, North of 16th Ave. (EXISTS)
Edward Street - 14A St. NE., East of Child Avenue (EXISTS)
Elbow Drive - 4th St., Mission Bridge, Westerly by River (EXISTS)
Elizabeth Street - West, 8th St. South of 17th Ave. E (EXISTS)
Frontenac Avenue - 26th Ave. and 8th St. West to 14th St. (EXISTS)
Garden Crescent - Elbow drive and 29th Ave. W (EXISTS)
Glencoe Road - 29th Ave. and 7th St. West (EXISTS)
Gladstone Road - 4th Ave. and 10th St. NW to 14th St. (EXISTS)
Harvetta Road - 21st St. and 50th Ave. East, Harvetta Heights (EXISTS)
Hillcrest Avenue - 25th Ave., West Mount Royal (EXISTS)
Hope Street - 6th St. West, South of 20th Ave. (EXISTS)
Joliet Avenue - 31st Ave. and 14th St. West (EXISTS)
Kensington Road - 10th St. NW and West on Centre Avenue (EXISTS)
Lansdowne Avenue - 41st Ave. and Elbow Drive (EXISTS)
Laval Avenue - 29th Ave. and 10th St. West (EXISTS)
Levis Avenue - 32nd Ave. and 10th St. West (EXISTS)
Madison Avenue - 45th Ave. and Elbow Drive (EXISTS)
Maggie Street - 7A St. and South of 12th Ave. E (EXISTS)
Marquette Street - 28th Ave., West of 8th St. West (EXISTS)
Marsh Road - East of 3rd St. NE and South, 1st Ave. (EXISTS)
McDonald Avenue - 12th Ave. Bridge to 8th St. East (EXISTS)
McPherson Road - 7A St., North of Memorial Drive (EXISTS)
Memorial Drive - Centre St. North, East on North Bank of Bow River (EXISTS)
Meredith Road - 3rd St. NE, one block north of Langevin Bridge (EXISTS)
Mission Road - 4th St. W and 30th Ave. South to Parkhill (EXISTS)
Montcalm Crescent - 12th St. West, South Mount Royal (EXISTS)
Montreal Avenue - 12th St. and 25th Ave. West (EXISTS)
Morrison Street - 10A St. W, South of Prospect Ave. (EXISTS)
Murdock Road - 6th St. NE and centre Ave. (EXISTS)
New Place - From 44 New Street, North to Bow River (EXISTS)
New Street - 13th St. and 8th Ave. to 15th St. East (EXISTS)
Park Avenue - 5A St. West and 42nd Ave. West (EXISTS)
Park Road - 1st St. E and 18th Ave., Rear No. 2 Fire Hall (EXISTS (as does the Fire Hall))
Phair Avenue - 12A St. NE and 6th Ave. NE (EXISTS)
Pit Avenue - 32nd Ave., West of 8th St. West (EXISTS)
Portland Street - 13th St. East, South of 26th Ave. (EXISTS)
Premier Way - 29th Ave., 8th to 14th St. West (EXISTS)
Parkdale Boulevard - 24th St. NW, North bank of River, to Limits (EXISTS)
Prospect Avenue - 24th Ave. W, 6th St. to 14th St. (EXISTS)
Ramsay Street - 7th St. E, South of 17th Ave. East (EXISTS)
Richmond Road - 24th St. and 27th Ave. W (EXISTS)
Rideau Road - 4th St., West of Mission Bridge (EXISTS)
Riverdale Avenue - Elboya Bridge, South Bank of River (EXISTS)
Roxborough Road - 4th St., East of Mission Bridge (EXISTS)
Royal Avenue - 20th Ave., West to 10th St. West (EXISTS)
Salem Avenue - 15th Ave. and 20th St. West (EXISTS)
Salisbury Avenue - 6th St. East and 17th Ave. (EXISTS)
Samis Road - East of Centre St. and North of Centre St. Bridge (EXISTS)
Scarboro Avenue - 17th Ave. and 16th St. West (EXISTS)
Scotland Street - 17th Ave. and 19A St. West (EXISTS)
Seniac Avenue - 17th Ave. and 19th St. W, north to Scarboro (EXISTS)
Sharon Avenue - 12th Ave. from 16th St. West (EXISTS)
Shelbourne Street - 17th Ave. and 19th St. West (EXISTS)
Sifton Boulevard - West of elbow drive, on 39A to 14th St. West (EXISTS)
St. Monica Avenue - 13th St. E and 8th Ave. (EXISTS)
Sudbury Avenue - 14th Ave. and 17th St. West (EXISTS)
Summer Street - 17th Ave. and 18th St. West (EXISTS)
Summit Street - 17th Ave. and 21st St. West (EXISTS)
Sunderland Avenue - 14th Ave. and 19th St. W (EXISTS)
Suffolk Street - 17th Ave. and 22nd St. West (EXISTS)
Superior Avenue - 17th Ave. and 16A St. West (EXISTS)
Sydenham Road - 23rd Ave. and 8th St. West (EXISTS)
Talon Avenue - 10th St. and 28th Ave. West (EXISTS)
Townsend Street - Between 12A St. and 13th St. NE, North Centre Avenue (EXISTS)
Valois Avenue - 10th St. West, one block north of Premier Way (EXISTS)
Vercheres Street - 12th St. between 30th and 33rd Ave. West (EXISTS)
Westmont Road - 14th St. NW, South of Kensington Road (EXISTS)
William Street - East of 7th St. and South of 17th Ave. East (EXISTS)
Wolfe Street - 14th St. and 25th Ave. West (EXISTS)


MINOR CHANGES:


Erlton Road - 1st St. East and 31st Ave. East (EXISTS, Renamed STREET)
Hirst Road - 21st Ave., 11th St. East, rear Shamrock Hotel (RENAMED HURST)
Quebec Street - 14th St. and 27th Ave. West (RENAMED to AVENUE)
Senora Avenue - 19A St. West, near Sunalta School (EXISTS, RENAMED Sonora)
Sovereign Avenue - Continuation of 11th Avenue from 22nd St. West (EXISTS, RENAMED CRESCENT)


MAJOR CHANGES:

Jamieson Avenue - 10th St. and 5th Ave. NE to Centre Ave. and 13th St. (EXISTS, Shortened substantially)
King Street - 11th St. East, North of 9th Ave. (EXISTS? Not on Google Maps, but typing in King St points to 11st E, North of 9th Ave.)
Manchester Road - 5th St. East and South of 27th Ave. East (MOVED to about 2nd st south of 34th)
Margaret Avenue - 8th St. East and 22nd Ave. West to Salisbury Avenue (EXISTS, shortened)
McDougall Road - 3rd St. NE and North of Memorial Drive (EXISTS? Moved or Cut off)
Macleod Trail - 8th St. East from 20th Ave. South (MOVED, RENAMED TO SPILLER)
Metcalfe Street - 13th St. W, 17th to 22nd Ave. (RENAMED to 13th ST)
Provost Street - 11th St. W, from 17th to 22nd Ave. (RENAMED to 11th ST)
Scarth Street - 18th Ave. and 1st St. W, near station (RENAMED TO 1st ST W)
Stanley Road - 1st St. East, 34th to 50th Ave. (EXISTS, Broken up)
Sunnyside Boulevard - Centre St. Bridge, west to 10th St, North of Bow River (RENAMED to MEMORIAL DR)
Victoria Road - 2nd St. East from CNR South (RENAMED to MACLEOD TRAIL)
(NOTE: Historically MACLEOD TRAIL turned NE at 34th AVe (Now Spiller) and what continued over Cemetary Hill was Victoria Road.)
Westmont Boulevard - 14th St. to 24th St. NW, on bank of Bow River (EXISTS, although W of 19th ST is RENAMED to MEMORIAL)


NOT FOUND:

Elbow Avenue - 7a St. East, North of 12th Ave. East
Elgin Avenue - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Etta Street - 12A St., North of Memorial Drive
Ernscliffe Avenue - 43rd Ave. and Elbow Drive
Forget Avenue - 18th Ave., 7th to 9th Sts. West
Francis Avenue - East of 15th St. and 8th Ave. East
Herchemer Road - 21st St. NW and North of Westmount Boulevard
Hungerford Avenue - 24th Ave. and 2nd St. East
Jamieson Street - 34th Ave. and 12th St. West
King Street - 6th St. West, North of 1st Ave. to River
Lincoln Avenue - Centre St. North and West on 7th Ave. NW
McBride Road - 6A St. NE and South of Centre Ave.
Mount Pleasant Boulevard NE - 1st St. NE to 1st Ave. (TROLLY ROUTE? ALL THE WAY TO TUXEDO LOOP?)
Muir Place - 16th St. West and 22nd Ave. West
Nolan Street - 8th St. West, 30th to 32nd Ave. W
Niblock Street - 13th St. West and 34th Ave. W
Price Road - 6th St. NE and 5th Ave. to 7th Ave. NE (CUT OFF)
Parkdale Road - 25th St. to 28th St. NW, North Bowness Road (PART OF PARKDAL BOUL?)
Rockcliffe Place - Near Sandy Beach, East of 14th St. and 50th Ave.
Ross Street - 34th Ave. and 10th St. West
Sandy Beach - East of 14th St. W and on 50th Ave.
Sargent Avenue - 24th St. and 15th Ave. West
Seabury Avenue - East of 15th St. East and St. Monica Avenue
Sedley Street - 12th Ave. and 22nd St. West
Sedgewick Avenue - 24th St. West and 13th Ave.
Sherbrooke Avenue - 24th St. and 14th Ave. West
Somerville Avenue - Centre-A St. on 6th Ave. NW
West Summit Street - 17th Ave. and 23rd St. West
VanWart Street - 11th St. West and 33rd Ave. to 34th Ave.
Vaudriel Avenue - 32nd Ave. and 8th St. West


REMOVED:

Stockton Street - 11th Ave. and 22nd St. West (DESTROYED, Crowchild through Scarboro (Source 1966 Map))
(Note, aerial photo from 1955 shows no evidence of this road even being built, or if it is it's just a trail)
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Postby Chris E » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:57 pm

Combination of ones that don't exist exactly as the list shows:

Minor Changes:

Alexander Avenue - 6th St. E to Alberta Avenue (EXISTS, WITH BREAK, RENAMED "STREET")
Bagot Avenue - 20th Ave, between 13th and 14th Sts. West (EXISTS, RENAMED "BAGGOT")
Burnsland Avenue - East of Macleod Trail, South 36th Avenue (EXISTS, RENAMED "ROAD")
Cabot Avenue - Wolfe St. and Premier Way (EXISTS, RENAMED "STREET")
Cliff Avenue - 4A St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, RENAMED "CLIFFE")
Erlton Road - 1st St. East and 31st Ave. East (EXISTS, Renamed STREET)
Hirst Road - 21st Ave., 11th St. East, rear Shamrock Hotel (RENAMED HURST)
Quebec Street - 14th St. and 27th Ave. West (RENAMED to AVENUE)
Senora Avenue - 19A St. West, near Sunalta School (EXISTS, RENAMED Sonora)
Sovereign Avenue - Continuation of 11th Avenue from 22nd St. West (EXISTS, RENAMED CRESCENT)


MAJOR CHANGE:
Banff Coach Road - 22nd St. and 11th Ave. West (RENAMED BOW TRAIL)
Banff Trail - 16th Ave. NW and 10th St. NW (EXISTS: Now just a small portion near motel village bears the name. What is now Crowchild used to be call Banff Trail, and that name likely kept being used down 16th ave to 10th st as well)
Blackburn Road - 29th Ave. and 6th St. East, Burnsland (MOVED, but now around 2nd st E between 34 and 38A Aves. Looks like the road indicated here is now a portion of Blackfoot Trail)
Blackfoot Trail - 15th St, NE and Memorial Drive, Nose Creek (MOVED, Could have been what is now St Georges DR NE)
Boulevard North-West - Centre St. Bridge to 10th St. NW (RENAMED to MEMORIAL DR)
Broadview Boulevard - 10th St. to 14th St. NW, bank of Bow River (RENAMED TO MEMORIAL DR)
Constance Avenue - 8th St. E, 23rd Ave., South, Ramsay School (RENAMED to 24th Ave SE)
(Google search came up with this "Follow Spiller Road until you reach 24th Ave/Constance Ave, where the school is located on the west side."
Jamieson Avenue - 10th St. and 5th Ave. NE to Centre Ave. and 13th St. (EXISTS, Shortened substantially)
King Street - 11th St. East, North of 9th Ave. (EXISTS? Not on Google Maps, but typing in King St points to 11st E, North of 9th Ave.)
Manchester Road - 5th St. East and South of 27th Ave. East (MOVED to about 2nd st south of 34th)
Margaret Avenue - 8th St. East and 22nd Ave. West to Salisbury Avenue (EXISTS, shortened)
McDougall Road - 3rd St. NE and North of Memorial Drive (EXISTS? Moved or Cut off)
Macleod Trail - 8th St. East from 20th Ave. South (MOVED, RENAMED TO SPILLER)
Metcalfe Street - 13th St. W, 17th to 22nd Ave. (RENAMED to 13th ST)
Provost Street - 11th St. W, from 17th to 22nd Ave. (RENAMED to 11th ST)
Scarth Street - 18th Ave. and 1st St. W, near station (RENAMED TO 1st ST W)
Stanley Road - 1st St. East, 34th to 50th Ave. (EXISTS, Broken up)
Sunnyside Boulevard - Centre St. Bridge, west to 10th St, North of Bow River (RENAMED to MEMORIAL DR)
Victoria Road - 2nd St. East from CNR South (RENAMED to MACLEOD TRAIL)
(NOTE: Historically MACLEOD TRAIL turned NE at 34th AVe (Now Spiller) and what continued over Cemetary Hill was Victoria Road.)
Westmont Boulevard - 14th St. to 24th St. NW, on bank of Bow River (EXISTS, although W of 19th ST is RENAMED to MEMORIAL)


NOT FOUND:

Amber Street - 40th Ave. and 14A St. West
Archer Road - 14st St. NE, North of Centre Ave.
Broadway - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Briscoe Road - 39th Ave. and 14th St. West
Byers Street - 34th Ave. and 9th St. West
Cameron Street - 34th Ave. and 10A St. West
Cathcart Street - 10A St. South, 17th Ave. to Colbourne Crescent
Centre-A Avenue - 4th St. W., South Bank Bow River
Clarke Street - 34th Ave. and 9A St. West
Cottage Road - 5th St. W, South of 20th Ave. W
Creek Road - 15th St NE., Blackfoot Trail
Daly Street - West of 6th St. W, North 1st Ave. to River
Elbow Avenue - 7a St. East, North of 12th Ave. East
Elgin Avenue - 26th Ave. and 6th St. West
Etta Street - 12A St., North of Memorial Drive
Ernscliffe Avenue - 43rd Ave. and Elbow Drive
Forget Avenue - 18th Ave., 7th to 9th Sts. West
Francis Avenue - East of 15th St. and 8th Ave. East
Herchemer Road - 21st St. NW and North of Westmount Boulevard
Hungerford Avenue - 24th Ave. and 2nd St. East
Jamieson Street - 34th Ave. and 12th St. West
King Street - 6th St. West, North of 1st Ave. to River
Lincoln Avenue - Centre St. North and West on 7th Ave. NW
McBride Road - 6A St. NE and South of Centre Ave.
Mount Pleasant Boulevard NE - 1st St. NE to 1st Ave. (TROLLY ROUTE? ALL THE WAY TO TUXEDO LOOP?)
Muir Place - 16th St. West and 22nd Ave. West
Nolan Street - 8th St. West, 30th to 32nd Ave. W
Niblock Street - 13th St. West and 34th Ave. W
Price Road - 6th St. NE and 5th Ave. to 7th Ave. NE (CUT OFF)
Parkdale Road - 25th St. to 28th St. NW, North Bowness Road (PART OF PARKDAL BOUL?)
Rockcliffe Place - Near Sandy Beach, East of 14th St. and 50th Ave.
Ross Street - 34th Ave. and 10th St. West
Sandy Beach - East of 14th St. W and on 50th Ave.
Sargent Avenue - 24th St. and 15th Ave. West
Seabury Avenue - East of 15th St. East and St. Monica Avenue
Sedley Street - 12th Ave. and 22nd St. West
Sedgewick Avenue - 24th St. West and 13th Ave.
Sherbrooke Avenue - 24th St. and 14th Ave. West
Somerville Avenue - Centre-A St. on 6th Ave. NW
West Summit Street - 17th Ave. and 23rd St. West
VanWart Street - 11th St. West and 33rd Ave. to 34th Ave.
Vaudriel Avenue - 32nd Ave. and 8th St. West


REMOVED:

Stockton Street - 11th Ave. and 22nd St. West (DESTROYED, Crowchild through Scarboro (Source 1966 Map))
(Note, aerial photo from 1955 shows no evidence of this road even being built, or if it is it's just a trail)
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Postby McMahon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:17 pm

I actually have a Calgary street map from 1956 here, so I decided to cross reference some of the roads that weren't found on there. The map handily also has a street index, though I didn't find it till halfway through the list. I've only gone through your first post so far.

Chris E wrote:My initial findings re: the first portion of the list:

EXISTS:

Crestview Road - 12th St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, but NORTH or Riverdale) [presumably a mistake in the booklet]

NOT FOUND:

Only two of these showed up:

Archer Road - 14st St. NE, North of Centre Ave. [Archer Road exists in 1956 map. It would seem from comparing with Google Earth that the current St. George's Drive was then 14A St. Directly east of that was 14th St and then Hill Road. Archer Road was the most southern portion of 14th St (between Lambert and Centre) though I don't think Lambert extended across as far as the creek (as Centre did back then). If you look at Google Earth, 14th St doesn't exist now, but there is a pathway there that presumably would have been the road we're looking for.
Interestingly, the area now known as Tom Campbell's Hill south of Centre Ave once had streets running through it, which I never knew. It's coloured green on the map (indicating a park) but both Townsend St and Child Ave continue down to Memorial. There are other streets there but the only ones that are identified are St. David, Taprell, St. George's Avenue, 14A Street and then, outside the green area are 2nd Ave, 3A Ave, 4th Ave, 4A Ave and Creek Road (which was also on the "missing list".
]

Cameron Street - 34th Ave. and 10A St. West [Didn't find this one; 10A St. doesn't appear to exist either]

Creek Road - 15th St NE., Blackfoot Trail [see Archer Road]


MINOR CHANGE:

Alexander Avenue - 6th St. E to Alberta Avenue (EXISTS, WITH BREAK, RENAMED "STREET")
Bagot Avenue - 20th Ave, between 13th and 14th Sts. West (EXISTS, RENAMED "BAGGOT")
Burnsland Avenue - East of Macleod Trail, South 36th Avenue (EXISTS, RENAMED "ROAD")
Cabot Avenue - Wolfe St. and Premier Way (EXISTS, RENAMED "STREET")
Cliff Avenue - 4A St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, RENAMED "CLIFFE")

[In the 1956 map, all of these show up as the "renamed" street name which would seem to indicate that these were errors in the booklet. The one exception is Bagot/Baggot. Baggot appears on GE, but Bagot appears in the 1956 and a 2007 map.]


MAJOR CHANGE:

Blackburn Road - 29th Ave. and 6th St. East, Burnsland (MOVED, but now around 2nd st E between 34 and 38A Aves. Looks like the road indicated here is now a portion of Blackfoot Trail) [Doesn't seem likely that the address given in the booklet would even be correct for this one, but you would have to assume it would be. EDIT: On the second list, Manchester Road is given as being not too far from here in 1944. And today, they are a block away from each other. So, were they both indeed moved for some reason, or is the booklet just way off on their addresses?]
Blackfoot Trail - 15th St, NE and Memorial Drive, Nose Creek (MOVED, Could have been what is now St Georges DR NE) [In 1956, Blackfoot Trail was on its current course]
Constance Avenue - 8th St. E, 23rd Ave., South, Ramsay School (RENAMED to 24th Ave SE)
(Google search came up with this "Follow Spiller Road until you reach 24th Ave/Constance Ave, where the school is located on the west side."[Still exists actually. It's on GE. Constance and 24th are almost adjacent to each other on Spiller Road. Constance on the west side, 24th on the east]
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Postby Chris E » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:49 pm

McMahon wrote:I actually have a Calgary street map from 1956 here, so I decided to cross reference some of the roads that weren't found on there. The map handily also has a street index, though I didn't find it till halfway through the list. I've only gone through your first post so far.

Chris E wrote:My initial findings re: the first portion of the list:

EXISTS:

Crestview Road - 12th St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, but NORTH or Riverdale) [presumably a mistake in the booklet]

NOT FOUND:

Only two of these showed up:

Archer Road - 14st St. NE, North of Centre Ave. [Archer Road exists in 1956 map. It would seem from comparing with Google Earth that the current St. George's Drive was then 14A St. Directly east of that was 14th St and then Hill Road. Archer Road was the most southern portion of 14th St (between Lambert and Centre) though I don't think Lambert extended across as far as the creek (as Centre did back then). If you look at Google Earth, 14th St doesn't exist now, but there is a pathway there that presumably would have been the road we're looking for.
Interestingly, the area now known as Tom Campbell's Hill south of Centre Ave once had streets running through it, which I never knew. It's coloured green on the map (indicating a park) but both Townsend St and Child Ave continue down to Memorial. There are other streets there but the only ones that are identified are St. David, Taprell, St. George's Avenue, 14A Street and then, outside the green area are 2nd Ave, 3A Ave, 4th Ave, 4A Ave and Creek Road (which was also on the "missing list".
]

Cameron Street - 34th Ave. and 10A St. West [Didn't find this one; 10A St. doesn't appear to exist either]

Creek Road - 15th St NE., Blackfoot Trail [see Archer Road]


MINOR CHANGE:

Alexander Avenue - 6th St. E to Alberta Avenue (EXISTS, WITH BREAK, RENAMED "STREET")
Bagot Avenue - 20th Ave, between 13th and 14th Sts. West (EXISTS, RENAMED "BAGGOT")
Burnsland Avenue - East of Macleod Trail, South 36th Avenue (EXISTS, RENAMED "ROAD")
Cabot Avenue - Wolfe St. and Premier Way (EXISTS, RENAMED "STREET")
Cliff Avenue - 4A St. W, South of Riverdale Ave. (EXISTS, RENAMED "CLIFFE")

[In the 1956 map, all of these show up as the "renamed" street name which would seem to indicate that these were errors in the booklet. The one exception is Bagot/Baggot. Baggot appears on GE, but Bagot appears in the 1956 and a 2007 map.]


MAJOR CHANGE:

Blackburn Road - 29th Ave. and 6th St. East, Burnsland (MOVED, but now around 2nd st E between 34 and 38A Aves. Looks like the road indicated here is now a portion of Blackfoot Trail) [Doesn't seem likely that the address given in the booklet would even be correct for this one, but you would have to assume it would be. EDIT: On the second list, Manchester Road is given as being not too far from here in 1944. And today, they are a block away from each other. So, were they both indeed moved for some reason, or is the booklet just way off on their addresses?]
Blackfoot Trail - 15th St, NE and Memorial Drive, Nose Creek (MOVED, Could have been what is now St Georges DR NE) [In 1956, Blackfoot Trail was on its current course]
Constance Avenue - 8th St. E, 23rd Ave., South, Ramsay School (RENAMED to 24th Ave SE)
(Google search came up with this "Follow Spiller Road until you reach 24th Ave/Constance Ave, where the school is located on the west side."[Still exists actually. It's on GE. Constance and 24th are almost adjacent to each other on Spiller Road. Constance on the west side, 24th on the east]


Heres a 1950 aerial of that area east of Bridgeland, in the Nose Creek area
Also a larger version of it here: http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9905/nosecreeklg.jpg

Image


One thing you'll notice comparing this to GE or maps, is how Nose Creek has been completely artificially straigtened, and is nowhere near as loopy as it originally was.
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