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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Our Historic Buildings: The Birks" with a picture of the Birks Building on Jasper Avenue with its distinctive curved corner
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A moment in history: Nov. 30, 1984

On this day 38 years ago, details were coming out about how close Edmonton came to losing the iconic Birks Building.

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A newspaper clipping of a letter to the editor with the headline "We need it, so let's build it."
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A moment in history: Nov. 2, 1979

On this day 43 years ago, Edmonton was again debating whether to build a convention centre, which at least one letter writer was very much in favour of.

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Two images from the Alberta Golden Jubilee souvenir program, one with the title "1905-1955 Fifty Years of Progress" between line drawings of settlers on horseback and airplanes soaring over skyscrapers and oil derricks; the other showing a picture of Inauguration Day on Sept. 1, 1905
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A moment in history: Sept. 7, 1955

On this day 67 years ago, Edmonton was the centre of Alberta's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad, headlined "Hotel Cecil: Jasper Ave. Edmonton's Popular West End Hotel"
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A moment in history: June 15, 1914

On this day 108 years ago, the newly renovated Hotel Cecil was advertising itself as an inviting spot for "Edmonton's particular people" on the city's west end.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Two Historic Buildings To Be Saved"
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A moment in history: June 1, 1967

On this day 55 years ago, the McDougall Memorial Church was deemed one of downtown's rare historic buildings worth protecting.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Public Library Site Before City Council"
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A moment in history: May 4, 1909

On this day in 1909, Edmonton's city council was looking for a site for its first library. While the library was established in 1913, it would take another 14 years for it to find a permanent home.

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A newspaper clipping that starts out saying "A large number of settlers from all parts are staying at the Immigration Hall, among them being families from Maine and California."
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A moment in history: April 20, 1905

On this day 117 years ago, some of the new arrivals at Immigration Hall were saying the building was starting to show its age.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "City history gets mixed treatment from council"
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A moment in history: March 16, 1978

On this day in 1978, Edmonton's city council was considering a plea from the Edmonton Voters Association to save the rail station at 109 Street and Jasper Avenue from demolition.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Government House Possible Museum"
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A moment in history: March 9, 1944

On this day in 1944, Alberta's leaders were talking about turning Government House into a provincial museum. If the idea had come to fruition, it would have been another in a long list of different roles the building has played over its controversial history.

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