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Lost Water Street/Then and Now

Here’s an interesting photo of a street and neighbourhood that no longer exists, Water Street ran north/south between Front and Mill. This area is currently being re-developed for the Pan Am Games.

The children in this working class area would have attended the Palace Street School.

A quick guide to reading these old fire insurance maps:

Buildings in yellow are wood, red = brick and blue = stone.

s0372_ss0032_it0016 Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 8.21.41 AM Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 8.30.17 AMThe same houses from the back.

s0372_ss0032_it0015The building in the back is seen below, marked vacant.

s0372_ss0032_it0023And finally, the S/W corner of Eastern and Water, 1917.

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