Jul 16, 2017

Medicine Hat, Alberta Then & Now: Part 2

A continuation of my "Then & Now" photo series of Medicine Hat, Alberta featuring archival and modern day images in side by side comparisons.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1912 & 2017 - 2nd Street

2nd Street decorated with banners and ribbons leading up to Canada's 45th birthday in 1912.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1912 & 2017 - Connaught School

The Duke of Connaught, member of the Royal Family and Governor General of Canada, helps to lay the cornerstone at a ceremony during the construction of Connaught School. More than a century on, Connaught School is still operating and the cornerstone is still in place.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1953 & 2017 - North Railway Street

Quite a few subtle changes along North Railway.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1970s & 2017 - Courthouse

While the courthouse looks pretty much the same, you'll notice that in addition to some landscaping, the back end of the building was actually expanded.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1913 & 2017 - Downtown

You might think that I used Finlay Bridge to line up these two shots, but it's actually Fifth Avenue Church (in the centre of both images) that really showcases the surrounding change.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1912 & 2017 - Fifth Avenue Church

Construction and modern day.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1912 & 2017 - 2nd Street

2nd Street decorated with banners and ribbons leading up to Canada's 45th birthday in 1912.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1910 & 2017 - Hotel Redcliff

The original structure is still visible in the modern day image, however it's clear that a lot has changed with this hotel in Redcliff, Alberta over the last century.

Medicine Hat Alberta Then Now
1936 & 2017 - Train Station

A passenger train prepares to load at the Medicine Hat train station in 1936. Not only has passenger service since ended, this area of the train station is now part of the parking lot in 2017.

1 comment :

Rebecca Maxwell said...

I wish they would bring back passenger rail services. Would be amazing to travel by rail๐Ÿ˜Š. Lobe the pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.