Re: Calgary's Population in 1906 vs 1911
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Does anyone have a 1911 street map showing east Calgary? Some of the 1911
street addresses do not match up with modern Calgary maps or my 1891 rolled
Statistics are interesting but I was thinking of the simple increase in
number of sub-districts for "downtown" Calgary census from 4 to many. There
was a big increase in land area of Calgary after 1906.
Small homes on large downtown Calgary lots with a few cows and horses were
replaced by larger homes, businesses and rooming houses with many boarders.
Some of the street names and house numbers changed after the publication of
early city directories. Sub-district 54 starts off with a hotel that appears
to have the address 931-12 St. E which might be near the present 12th Street
entrance to the Calgary zoo.
The side of the street will make a difference to the census sub-districts
which are divided by BLOCKS. Thus #54 is the south side of 9th Ave and east
of the Elbow River. Most of Calgary had named streets & avenues on the 1891
map with the block numbers.
14th Street and 17th Avenue SW intersection manhole is still a marker for
survey references according to a retired street construction engineer. That
was the SW corner of Calgary in 1906. Bow River was the north edge of the
city in 1906. Remember what a time we had finding names of those who lived
north of the Bow River in 1906? -- Elizabeth