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Midnapore heritage

Postby newsposter » Thu May 08, 2008 8:24 pm

The Herald recently re-printed an 1883 editorial about the early days of Midnapore. Best known today as a suburb south of Fish Creek, it was settled about the same time as Calgary and had a long history as its own town. Editorial below.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... faf9dced27

Midnapore area heritage issues:

Old St. Patrick's Church:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =midnapore

St. Mary's College (Father Lacombe site)
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =midnapore

John Glenn cabin:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... ight=glenn

Fish Creek park:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... ?p=497#497

Bow Valley Ranche:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... ght=ranche
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Postby newsposter » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Does anyone have photos, or an an address so we can look at it on Google streetview? I am going to nudge this thread into General Heritage Talk.
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Postby greenwood714 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:57 am

I'll head down there tomorrow (Saturday, October 22nd) and grab some pictures of the school.
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Postby greenwood714 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:58 pm

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Postby greenwood714 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:00 pm

You're welcome bushepw!
I think the land is owned by the CBE (Calgary Board of Education). Those vehicles are theirs, and all the equipment laying around is old, or new, play ground equipment. Assuming the school is being used as storage.
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Postby Chris E » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:07 am

By the way, here is the building (light red circle) in a 1948 aerial photograph of the Midnapore townsite. The two churches and cemetery are highlighted in light blue.

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Midnapore Hall/School

Postby Carolyn Ryder » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:25 pm

Library staff member Kayla found information on the Midnapore Hall/School in the book [b]Sodbusting to Subdivison[/b p. 276-277. It is available online through Our Future Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Projection at:

http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/page.aspx?id=4205176
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Re: Midnapore Hall/School

Postby ericfrommidnapore » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:18 am

Carolyn Ryder wrote:Library staff member Kayla found information on the Midnapore Hall/School in the book [b]Sodbusting to Subdivison[/b p. 276-277. It is available online through Our Future Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Projection at:

http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/page.aspx?id=4205176


I had alwasy wondered about the history of that building. Was it both the community hall and school? When was it last used?

With so little of the old Midnapore remaining, it would be a shame for that site to be lost.
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Re: Midnapore Hall/School

Postby Chris E » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:41 pm

ericfrommidnapore wrote:I had alwasy wondered about the history of that building. Was it both the community hall and school? When was it last used?

With so little of the old Midnapore remaining, it would be a shame for that site to be lost.


That actually got me wondering, is there anything remaining of 'original' Midnapore other than the 3 buildings I highlighted in the aerial above, and the row of buildings behind where the old Father Lacombe building was?
(other than the Midnapore Station and ticket booth which were moved to Heritage Park)
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Postby ericfrommidnapore » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:17 pm

The Midnapore housing development is from 1978-79. There is a stretch of houses back of Bannister which look to be from the 60s, but nothing older than that. I always thought it odd that there were no older homes elswhere in Midnapore.

There is rubble (old column?) sitting along the west side of MacLeod Trail roughly across from the 2 old churches that will have come from one of the long-since-destroyed buildings.
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Postby ericfrommidnapore » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:53 pm

On the air photo above, is the train station present? I envision that it would have been further south than this photo.
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Postby Chris E » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:06 pm

My guess was that it was the largish dark roof'd building just west of the school.

Here is the building (and ticket booth) in Heritage Park, so yes I believe the rooflines match

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NOTE
Something broke this thread, so I'm continuing it here:

http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =2990#2990
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