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March 28th 2018
07:34:33 PM
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CYNTHIA YEVASKEWICH

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winnipeg st vital

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I lived at 159 hindley ave. The house still sits there today. I took photos of it when I was last there visiting for my cousins wedding. Kathy Coutts. So the names Yevaskewich, Evaskewich, were my birth last names, but my family spelled it with a y not the E. Evaskewich was the proper spelling. Also last names some of you may know are, Senkiw, West, Reed or Reid and Coutts, Ditchfield. Hope someone knows me...love this site, I just started to read everything. My grandmother and her brother were both put in an orphanage, it was named home of the friendless. Any further photos or info would be kindly appreciated. Stephen Colin West was my grandfathers name.

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January 4th 2017
12:01:15 PM
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Dave Metcalfe

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England

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My great Aunt Alice Maud Metcalf emigrated to Canada in June 1910. She was to marry someone with surname of Smith, which I think she did. However, my family understand she died in 1911 or 1912. The photos of Winnipeg on your website around that time are fascinating. Especially the one showing Kelly Block building in winter of 1911.
I have been unable to trace either wedding or the death of my great Aunt - I am trying to research remotely from UK (not easy). If anyone can shed light on the above story I would very happy! Dave.

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December 3rd 2016
11:12:10 PM
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Mardie

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Winnipeg

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The enlarged photo of Main Street in the 1890s that has a comment saying that debris was left on the street actually shows the burned rubble left from a very recent fire. The building that burned is on the left side foreground.

Thanks for putting this together. It was an enjoyable read.

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December 1st 2016
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September 2nd 2014
04:10:26 PM
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Ed Barker

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Winnipeg

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Does anyone remember those large toboggan slides when Polo Park was a horse racing track? Does any one have a picture ? They were very fast and scary when you were young fellow. During the summer my friends and I, (along with a lot of grown ups) would climb to the top of the slide that went across Omand\'s Creek to watch the horse racing. I found one picture of the slide closest to Portage Ave. in a picture of the race track, but it was so far away that it was hard to see.During the winter many kids came to slide down the banks of the creek. I lived on Queen St. and I spent a lot of time summer and winter around the creek and looking for golf balls from the Polo Park Golf Course there. Great memories!

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September 13th 2013
11:29:37 AM
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Mark

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Winnipeg

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My Aunt lived in the Bawlf Residence in the1960s. At that time it was converted to apartments. It was known as \"the castle\". She\'s got some great stories living there... it was the 60\'s . Would it be possible to get a higher resolution image of the house? I would love to have it framed to give to my Aunt. Let me know when you have the chance. Thanks!

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January 23rd 2013
12:54:55 PM
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Ed Pascal

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Winnipeg

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It appears that most elaborate building construction was done prior to 1914. In 1914 the Panama Canal was opened, and took much transport traffic away from Winnipeg, greatly affecting its economy.

   
December 29th 2012
12:03:09 AM
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Christie

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Winnipeg

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Regarding the Peck Building at 33 Princess. It is still standing although they have added 2 floors on the top, leaving only one of the original top corner facades as it was. It can be found on the NE corner of Princess St. and Notre Dame Ave.

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October 24th 2012
04:20:23 PM
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Frangelica

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Winnipeg

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About my previous post. I may have been mistaken. One should always put things aside to rethink before sending a message.

The Apostolic Church must have been where Chris Jones said it was - across the street from Calvary Temple which I also attended. I re-checked the street addresses.

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October 24th 2012
03:48:42 PM
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Frangelica

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Winnipeg

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In the John Steel Collection under Winnipeg Churches Hospitals and Institutions there is an add-on comment which I believe refers to the photo about a Westminster Church.

"Chris Jones came to my rescue again on this one. This church stood at SE Hargrave and Notre Dame. Later an auction hall, and later still the 'Apostolic' church, it was demolished in 1959."

I don't know about the Westminster Church but I do know that the Apostolic (Pentecostal) Church was located at 338 Notre Dame Avenue, now a parking lot. I knew it as that about 1947 to 1950 but I see that it was previously Grace Methodist Church. I knew it was not at Hargrave and Notre Dame because as a child I went to this church on occasion and marvelled at the little triangular park which was created by the non-grid streets. The Walker Theatre, the church, a dairy I seem to recall surrounded the little park. I confirmed the address in the 1948 Henderson's Directory. Some of the Directories are now available online.

You have a marvellous site. Thanks for all you hard work.

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August 15th 2012
12:48:31 AM
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Michael Mackey

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Winnipeg, MB

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From 1962 - 1966 I lived at St Joseph's Vocational School which was on Portage Ave across from Polo Park. The sisters of providence were running the school. I have some fond memories from that time. It was a residence, a school and a church.I really want to receive e-mail from anyone who lived there during any of the same years as I. // Michael

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June 22nd 2012
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May 24th 2012
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H. Ozel

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Atlanta, Georgia

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I have visited Winnipeg many times and have fond memories. There was a steakhouse restaurant on Portage going towards downtown that had a large cow on the roof of the building. Does anyone have pictures or know the name of the restaurant?

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May 11th 2012
03:56:12 PM
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ivor body

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Rustington West Sussex England

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As Christine will know my family has links with Folkestone England and Winnipeg. My grandparents married in New York 1885 and next day travelled to Winnipeg living at 9 George Avenue opening a Linseed Oil Mill nearby. Had 2 children Fred and Mable at Winnipeg Hospital. Then Returned to Brighton/Hove England. Fred then returned to Winnipeg and married Bella Alvina Whiteley living in Hargrave street Then Evanson Street.

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October 27th 2011
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Gail Masters

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Ontario Born in Winnipeg

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I am looking for a picture of a train from the 1950s for my heritage book
Also any pictures or articles about the men coming home from WW11

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August 30th 2011
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August 23rd 2011
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Michael Mackey

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Victoria bc and then Winnipeg mb

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I see a photo of St Joseph's Vocational School is posted. It is nice to see. I was placed there in 1962 by the children's aid through the family court and remained living there for 4 years. It was very pleasant there.

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