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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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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Larger Premises for the City Post Office: Department Acts On Recommendation From Board Of Trade and Secures Offers of Premises"
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A moment in history: March 2, 1906

On this day 116 years ago, the city's postal workers were calling for a bit more room. The desire for a bigger post office was enough to draw Canada's post office inspector, A.W. Cairns, to tour the city, and led to the construction of an impressive building.

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A newspaper picture of a crane over a building, with a caption starting with the words "Demolish landmark"
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A moment in history: Feb. 23, 1962

On this day 60 years ago, the Empire Block was falling to the wrecking ball, making way for the 12-storey Empire Building that would take its place on the corner of Jasper Avenue and 101 Street.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "City rejects CN's pitch for help with Mac sale"
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A moment in history: Jan. 13, 1988

On this day in 1988, the city and CN were in a battle over the future of one of Edmonton's most famous buildings — the Hotel Macdonald.

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