Bannatyne Avenue looking East
Bannatyne Avenue looking West from Isabel
This is Bell Avenue
Carlton Street
Two photos of Broadway at slightly different spots, but both looking East
Clarke Street looking North, lots of trees on this one
Colony Street, also looking North.  I wonder what those structures were in the distance on the right of the picture?
Still looking North, this time we are standing at St. Mary's Street, which later became St. Mary Avenue and looking down Donald Street
A row of houses on Edmonton Street, facing Central Park.
On the left we are standing at Broadway, looking down Hargrave Street.

Top right James Street, later James Avenue, and we are looking West with the Campbell Block on the corner of Main Street.
Chris Jones says that the Campbell Block was pulled down in 1962 to make way for the Civic Centre.

Bottom right we have Notre Dame and we are looking at it from Dagmar Street.

See the street car in the distance?
Both of these are of Kennedy Street looking South.  On the right, we are standing at Broadway.  Not sure where we are on the left.  The sidewalk in the photo on the right looks as if it is in strips doesn't it?  I wonder if it was made of cement?
Oh doesn't this look rural?  Actually we are standing on the Osbourne Street bridge and looking South.
A rare view of the North side of Market Street.  I can make out the Hotel Pacific, and R. Blasdale, Real Estate agent among others.
This was how Main Street looked in the 1870's.  They certainly came a long way in thirty years!  As you can see, the road was not paved and the sidewalk was made of wooden boards.  It must have been awful to cross the road wearing a long skirt during the Spring thaw, they must have been up to their knees in mud!
Here we are on Main Street again, but about 34 years later.  On the left we are looking North, and on the right looking South  The photo on the right includes the Bank of Hamilton.  They had certainly made great strides in their architecture hadn't they?  In my opinion, this was the best  era for beautiful buildings throughout the whole history of Winnipeg.
This beautifully animated photo was entitled 'Newspaper Row', and you can certainly see the offices of both the Free Press and The Tribune.  On the top of the buildings in the distance, I can make out R. J. Whitla & Co and the hardware company of Wood & Co.
Here are some more houses on Edmonton Street.  Aren't they nice?  I wonder if they are still up?
Do you recognise this street?  You are looking North on the left and South on the right down Princess Street.  You are standing at McDermot above and at the corner of Ross Avenue on the right.  Lots of horse & carts in this area!
Here is another one of Princess Street.  Definitely a very important business area in those days.
This is River Avenue, looking West from Assiniboine Park in Fort Rouge.
Rupert Street (when did it too become an Avenue?) looking West from Main Street.  I can make out Lipton's Cycles, The Salvation Army Citadel which I know was located at 221, also F. G. Burgess, photographer, and Pulford Drug Co. who advertised that they sold trusses and crutches.
This was Sanderson Terrace on Carlton Street.
Looking East, this unpaved road was called Spadina Avenue.  Hmmm, I thought that was in Toronto!  Anyone know what this road became?  Note the little boy on his tricycle on the right.
I will finish with this one, because I want to leave you with something to think about.  The description for this street reads as follows:  'A marsh 14 months ago, turned into one of the finest residential streets in the city, by Messers Victor Bouche and Wm. Irish, contractors in that time.'

So where do you think it is?  Tuxedo?  River Heights?  No, you are standing at Portage Avenue, and looking South towards Broadway down Spence Street.
Had an e-mail from Allan Gray in Austin, Texas about this one.  Here is what he says:

"Spadina Avenue became Stradbrook as we are informed in the book of Howard Dundas "Wrinkled Arrows" purporting to be a tale of his early family life in Winnipeg (he was born Aug 1905).

Howard says he grew up on Spadina but nothing much that he says turns out to be true (he died in 1993 in Victoria of course).  It happens I am working on the true story of Howard's family at this very moment and if you know anybody who cares I will be glad to contact them."

So there you have it.  Do you know if this information is indeed true?  Do you know anything about Howard Dundas?  Drop me a line and I will put you in touch with Allan.
Chris Jones affirms that in this instance, Howard Dundas was telling the truth!
Updated February 3rd, 2008