Erlton

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Erlton

Postby Chris E » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:19 pm

ERLTON

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Lower Erlton

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** These two houses have now been demolished ( Spring 2009) **
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Upper Erlton

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Re: Erlton

Postby McMahon » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:55 am

Chris E wrote:
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Hi, long time reader, first time poster, etc.

To the left of the building pictured above, there was a small rundown house and what looked like a mechanic's garage. I say "was" because last week, I noticed that they're now gone. Being interested in older buildings, I had always wondered what they were and if they were still being used. Now that they're gone, I'm even more curious about them.

Does anybody have any information about them?

By the way, the removal of the buildings has revealed an old painted advertisement on the wall of the above building. I think it was a cigarette ad but didn't get a close look as I passed on the train.
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Postby McMahon » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:28 am

My mistake! On passing it again yesterday, I see that only the garage has been knocked. The house is still there.
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Postby Chris E » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:14 am

Maybe if you get a chance snap a pic of that Ad and post it!
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Postby McMahon » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:34 pm

Got a chance to get a couple pictures today.

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Postby newsposter » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:55 pm

I think the building in the middle below may be the same one as above. View of the intersection of Macleod (2nd Street) and 25th Avenue SW, taken from Reader's hill looking NW.

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Postby McMahon » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:06 pm

Based solely on counting the windows on the side and front in the above photos, it would seem to be the same building.
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Postby newsposter » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:27 pm

You can really tell in Chris's lightened and enlarged image further up the thread. I think that Harry Sanders' family used to run a store at that site...
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Postby Chris E » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:10 pm

Looks a lot better without all that crap siding on it.
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Postby Steely Dan » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:44 am

Sweet Caporal Cigarettes sign, a similar one was in Medicine Hat here:

http://brickads.blogspot.com/2007/11/sw ... anada.html

This was the company that produced the famed Honus Wagner baseball card . Sweet Caporal cigarettes in 1915 pulled its Honus Wagner card from the market after the slugger complained he didn't want kids to see him associated with tobacco products. (Revisionist theory says the penny-pinching Wagner was upset for not being compensated for his photo's use). The set's Wagner card is one of the most desirable pre-war cards on the market today, and one recently sold for $2.8 million.

Compare this picture to one from Stellarton (cica WW1) on:

http://ottawafoodies.com/forum/352

(sorry you will have to search for it near the bottom of the page.

Another example of Sweet Caporal signage in Calgary (1914) but is different:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Yy-nJ6 ... t#PPA57,M1

A similar one in Quebec City:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hasemeister/927682456/

Similar metal sign from Perth Ontario here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiless/2356207011/

Faded one from Trois Rivieres

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hasemeiste ... otostream/

From Cortland NY

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethgaines/158243649/

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Postby McMahon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:28 pm

newsposter wrote:I think the building in the middle below may be the same one as above. View of the intersection of Macleod (2nd Street) and 25th Avenue SW, taken from Reader's hill looking NW.

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I haven't gone by this way in a few weeks, but I happened to be in Union Cemetery at this very spot, and remembered this photo and the discussion of the building. So, I looked down the hill at it, and, well, it's gone! The lot is completely bulldozed, with no sign of there having been a building there.

Took me by surprise.
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Postby Chris E » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:10 pm

Yeah it was sadly demo'd in the past month or two.
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