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Winnipeg looking west from the tower of City Hall

Winnipeg looking west from the tower of City Hall, September 5, 1900. Present site of Red River College's Princess Street campus. Campus design included stabilization of five historic building facades along Princess Street: right to left from the corner of Elgin Avenue and Princess Street, the Utility Building (Winnipeg's first Grain Exchange) at 164 Princess; the Exchange Building II at 160 Princess; the Harris Building (Hochman's) at 154 Princess; the Bawlf Block at 150 Princess; and the Drake Hotel (Benson Block) at 146 Princess.

Five street views

Page shows five street views of Winnipeg, ca. 1903: 1) Main Street from Commercial Club, 2) Elgin Avenue, 3) Geo. Velie, Wholesale Wines and Liquors, 4) William Avenue, looking west, and 5) Main Street, looking north from Portage Avenue.

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 26

Page 26 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: Winnipeg’s second City Hall and the Volunteer Monument (which is captioned “Scott’s Monument, Fish Creek”); the Osborne Bridge over the Assiniboine River; a horse drawn sleigh carrying cords of wood in front of City Hall; a large house on Broadway, a dog sleigh in front of H. Laffrezen's Central Bakery at 333 1/2 William Avenue; and floating ice on the Assiniboine River.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 29

Page 29 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: Main Street facing north from McDermot Avenue; a horse-drawn sleigh carrying a large block of ice in front of the Transit Hotel on Notre Dame Avenue East (now Pioneer Avenue); break-water on the Assiniboine River with houses in the distance; women in sleigh buggy in front of storefronts on Main Street, between Portage and Graham Avenues; the old Manitoba Parliament Building; and a horse-drawn sleigh bus advertising the Vendome Hotel in front of the Commonwealth Block on Main Street and Market Avenue.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 31

Page 31 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: shacks in residential area, likely the North End; men lighting a mosquito fire on the banks of the Red River; Fred Landen sitting on the bank of the Red River; a large house with brick veneer; a large house with wood veneer; and a horse-drawn sleigh advertising “A. Hendry. Grocer.” in front of a large house.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 32

Page 32 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: ice floating on the Red River; a grain elevator on the banks of the Red River; a house buried in snow after the blizzard on February 8 and 9, 1905; a horse-drawn delivery sleigh from Imperial Dry Goods on Main Street in front of the old post office and the Conklins Land Office; a horse-drawn sleigh cab possibly outside the Assiniboine Block/Empire Hotel on Main Street; and another small house buried in snow after the blizzard on February 8 and 9, 1905.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 28

Page 28 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: bricklayers in front of houses; women on a horse-drawn sleigh (captioned “Cutter”); police in raccoon-skin uniforms; a streetcar crossing the Osborne Bridge; a Ox-drawn sleigh in front of the Royal Oak Hotel in Market Square (Market Avenue and King Street); and a woman pushing a baby in a sleigh in at the northwest corner of Broadway and Kennedy Street.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 30

Page 30 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: A horse-drawn “speeder” sleigh in front of the Nares Building on Main Street and Lombard Avenue; a horse-drawn toboggan in front of the old post office on Main Street and McDermot Avenue; a workman’s house; children standing in winter clothes in a residential neighbourhood; Fred Landen sitting in wooded area, “The Grove” in “Kildonia” [Kildonan] - likely Fraser's Grove in East Kildonan; and a horse and buggy in a residential neighbourhood.

Landen, Frederick Cluett

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