VANISHING CITY

 

Wouldn't it be great to go back in time and wander about this city just taking in what it looked like 100 years ago, or even 50 years ago?  I love looking at old pictures of Halifax.  I've always had a curiosity about the past.  I look at just about any part of the city and wonder, what did this look like years ago?  What used to be here?  Thankfully in some cases I have a good idea of what it looked like because someone in the course of history has taken a photograph.

I like to see pictures of all kinds of structures.  Like most people I love this city's heritage buildings and houses.  But I see value in preserving the visual history of all structures, be they mundane or grand in design and/or purpose.  Which brings me to the reason why I am presenting this page.  When the wrecking ball starts to swing, its our last chance to capture a place as it once looked.  Maybe its a historic mansion once inhabited by one of the provinces great leaders.  Then again, maybe its the old book store where you had your first job.  My purpose here is twofold; to capture some structures before they are lost to memory alone and to present them as a future reference to the curious (like myself), and to present some structures that are long gone.  Some of these places you may have never seen, or even heard of.

Have I captured your imagination?  If you know of a structure that's about to be torn down in the city of Halifax, let me know at webmaster@halifaxhistory.ca.  I will do my best to get it on this site before its gone.  If you have pictures you would like to contribute to this site I would love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at webmaster@halifaxhistory.ca.

 

 


        TO BE DEMOLISHED/FUTURE UNCERTAIN

 

Northcliffe Centre
111 Clayton Park Drive

Queen Elizabeth High School
1929 Robie Street

Water St. Generating Station

Lower Water Street

Roy Building

1658 Barrington Street/1685 Granville Street

 

 


 

        ALREADY GONE

J. Bert MacDonald Building

10 Berts Drive

St. John's Anglican Church

3415 Dutch Village Road

North End Pub

2776 Gottingen Street

Former Site of WCC Refurb/Winlie Containers

3925 Kempt Rd.

Gorsebrook PMQ's

Off South Street

 

Kellys Leather Goods Store

1790-92 Granville St.

 

NSCC - Bell Road Campus

1825 Bell Road

YWCA

1239 Barrington Street

Texpark

1591 Granville St.

Garage

5516 Kaye Street

Apartment Buildings

Springvale Ave.

House
1980 Oxford Street

Royal Canadian Legion Scotia Branch Building

5837 Cunard Street

Halifax West
3620 Dutch Village Road

 

Morris Street Apartment Buildings

 

 

Garden Crest Apartments
1544 Summer Street

 

Willow Park Buildings  

Windsor Street and Young Street

 

Wellington Court  

Almon Street

Simpsons
Chebucto Road

Halifax Infirmary 

1335 Queen Street

 

Queen Elizabeth High School  

1929 Robie Street

House

1270 Church Street 

Chebucto School-Old Bungalow

6199 Chebucto Road

House

South@Wellington

St. Joseph's Church

5455 Russell Street

 

Dalhousie Building/Old Church (St. Andrew's United)

6138-52 Coburg Road

Standard Auto Glass Building

5552 Kaye Street

 

Bayview Motor Inn

50 Bedford Highway

 

Apartment Building/Houses

Hollis@Morris

 

 

Midtown Tavern

1684 Grafton Street

 

 


 

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