This will probably be my last post on Old Strathcona. In my mind, I have saved the best for last, the old post office building.
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It was started one year before Strathcona amalgamated with Edmonton in 1912, but not completed until the following year as Strathcona's Post Office and offices for Customs and Inland Revenue. The Strathcona Public Building was designed in the Edwardian Classical Revival style and was declared a Provincial Historic Resource in 1985.
This is a better shot of the clock tower.
I think I like the building so much because my eldest brother had a hand in having the building declared an historical resource.
I had hoped to get back and take some interior shots for this post, but ...the best laid plans. I will go ahead and post this today anyway as it is G's birthday!
Looking North along 105 street you can see the details that make this such an attractive building.
After the first re-purposing of the building, it housed a fabulous Italian eatery and several little boutique shops.
Looking east along Whyte Avenue, you can see the glass along the side walk, I believe it's purpose was to bring natural light into the basement.
The Italian eatery became so popular that it has now taken over the entire main floor of the building.
Short and sweet his week. Hope you enjoyed and if G reads this, maybe he can throw in a few facts for us. Happy Birthday brother dear.
If you would like to read more My Town Monday posts from around the world, please drop by Travis Erwin's blog, he is the mastermind behind all this.
Have a good day all.
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV