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cormiermax May 27, 2011 10:31 PM

The great Halifax "I remember when" thread
 
So I got the idea from the I remember when thread over on the Regina forum, and thought it would be great to have it here on the Halifax boards.

Basically the idea is you say something about Halifax that has now changed, Example: (I remember when the Super Store on Quinpool was an IGA)

Any pictures to go along with it are highly encouraged.

Ill go first.

I remember when...

There was a large Xerox sign on one of the Purdy's wharf towers, many people still call Purdy's wharf the "Xerox Towers"

When the waterfront Marriot was a Sheraton, and included the original Casino Nova Scotia.

halifaxboyns May 27, 2011 10:47 PM

I remember when the Clayton Park Sobeys was still trees and the bus would drop you off literally in the ditch on the side of the road and Lacewood didn't go up to the 102.

Keith P. May 27, 2011 10:49 PM

I'm an old man (at least according to one member here) so I can remember a lot of things from way back when. I'll keep this batch limited to one geographic area downtown.

I remember when Scotia Square opened and there were shops in both the upper and lower malls, with a movie theater across from the Woolco store in the upper mall. I remember going to the new Woolco with my mom and walking down the broad staircase that led from Duke St onto the sales floor.

I remember when the Moirs chocolate factory was operating downtown where the WTCC now stands.

I remember going to buy jeans (when the market for blue jeans among young people was just taking off in the late 60s) at a store called the Warehouse which was in the building where the Five Fishermen now is.

I remember going to what is now Atlantic News in its original building where the Canada Trust bldg on Argyle now stands.

I remember my folks talking about going to the Peppermint Lounge on Barrington in a building where the Delta Barrington now stands. I remember the tall neon sign that place had.

I vaguely remember going with my folks to the old Halifax city market in the basement of the old Halifax police station, on a stretch of Market St that is now Albermarle, where the Scotia Sq apartments are now.

I remember shopping at Birks on Barrington (now an empty lot next to the Dennis Bldg).

I remember riding the NSL&P electric trolleys downtown.

cormiermax May 27, 2011 10:59 PM

I remember when Sobeys occupied what is now Sportcheck/Atmosphire in the HSC. It was a pretty cool place back then, and last time I was there I remember the parcel pickup conveyer belt was still out front.

halifaxboyns May 27, 2011 11:15 PM

I remember when Sobeys wasn't even at the HSC - it was in West End Mall. I remember the Woolco at SS and the wonderful dinner in what is now the Scotia Bank - that had the back of the old studabaker (SP?) where you'd get your utensils.

I remember when Bayers Road was a bustling mall and the old IGA, as I used to work there (and how we hated the talking cash registers and so we'd take every delight in breaking the speakers).

I remember when St. John's Anglican was on the corner of Dutch Village where the shoppers is now - I was in Boy Scouts there and how excited I'd get when I'd help sell blueberries in the summer when a train would go by (or even if I was at a cub meeting).

I even remember good old Halifax West - the original. I had some great times in that school. Plus the single family home lots at the top of Sunnybrae - I remember when that cul-de-sac was just forrest and then someone built those homes and the church.

spaustin May 28, 2011 12:24 AM

My memories from long ago are generally from a car window since I grew up out in Lawrencetown... I'm also only 30 so they don't go back to the horse and buggy era like Keith's ;) I do distinctly remember the giant boots from Little Nashville on Alderney Drive and when they came down. I remember sitting in traffic on the Mic Mac Rotary and I remember it disappearing. I remember those brightly coloured eyesores on Robie (now a vacant lot) that were painted clashing colours in anger after the owner's attempt to get a development agreement was turned down. I remember going to the Public Gardens as a kid to feed the ducks... a memory that new Haligonians will never have since you can't feed the fowl anymore.

Keith P. May 28, 2011 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by halifaxboyns (Post 5295000)
I remember when Sobeys wasn't even at the HSC - it was in West End Mall.

Actually Sobeys was always in the HSC up to a few years ago. The original Sobeys there was in the same spot but there was no parking structure in front of it.

Quote:

I remember when Bayers Road was a bustling mall and the old IGA, as I used to work there (and how we hated the talking cash registers and so we'd take every delight in breaking the speakers).
I remember those! I think that was the only place they were used locally. But I also remember when that was a Dominion store, and I remember it before it was expanded in the early 70s.

One of the odd things that sticks in your mind - I had a bit of a crush on a girl in high school, Debbie C., a nice kid, looked good, funny, smart, a bit of a jock. Nothing ever happened with us and i went to university and lost touch. A few years later I'm in the Dominion and I see her standing in line at the checkout. It was nice to see her again but I remember being shocked because she was now smoking! I never knew her as a smoker. Yes, back then you could smoke in a grocery store while you shopped. Unbelievable.

terrynorthend May 28, 2011 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 5294968)
I'm an old man (at least according to one member here) so I can remember a lot of things from way back when. I'll keep this batch limited to one geographic area downtown.

I remember when Scotia Square opened and there were shops in both the upper and lower malls, with a movie theater across from the Woolco store in the upper mall. I remember going to the new Woolco with my mom and walking down the broad staircase that led from Duke St onto the sales floor.

Well, I'm not as old as Keith, but I'm not young either. I remember Scotia Square back in the day with two floors of stores, the Woolco of course, a "50's" themed diner where you could get a bottle of Coke from a cooler that was fashioned into the trunk of an old car (57' chevy or such). Movie cinemas upstairs across from Woolco, yes. There was also a sort of animatronic Christmas show put on by NS Light and Power that we were bussed over from Dartmouth to see everyear as a class trip.

fenwick16 May 28, 2011 1:48 AM

I remember when the TD Bank, CIBC, Metro Centre and Maritime Centre were being built. I also remember when the Maritime Centre was only 12 storeys high (it is better at its current height).

I also remember being inside the Metro Centre for a Nova Scotia Voyageurs game and CIS Basketball championship shortly after the Metro Centre opened (SMU and Acadia were the final two teams in the national CIS championship). I was a university student at the time and living in Fenwick Towers.

PS: I also remember the previous generation of harbour ferries (the first of the current generation of ferries was built in 1979, and still looks modern). I also remember the old ferry terminals as being somewhat rundown - the current ones were a huge improvement, especially when they were built about 30 years ago (I think the new terminals were built before I moved to Ontario in 1980).

FuzzyWuz May 28, 2011 2:15 AM

I remember seeing a movie at the Capital theatre. I think it was the Disney version of Robin Hood.

I remember when there were still electrical lines overhead for the trams that were gone by then.

I remember playing in the muddy mess that was to become Dunbrack street.

halifaxboyns May 28, 2011 5:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 5295087)
Actually Sobeys was always in the HSC up to a few years ago. The original Sobeys there was in the same spot but there was no parking structure in front of it.

What was the grocerry store at the West End Mall (Where the DMV ended up before it moved)??

I thought it was sobeys because it was in the West End mall with the Sears and then moved to Halifax Shopping Centre?

Keith P. May 28, 2011 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by halifaxboyns (Post 5295345)
What was the grocerry store at the West End Mall (Where the DMV ended up before it moved)??

I thought it was sobeys because it was in the West End mall with the Sears and then moved to Halifax Shopping Centre?

There was a Sobeys there as well. It was in the space that later became Access NS down by The Bay (which originally opened up as Simpson's). But the one at HSC was in that development from the day it opened at the north end of the development, closest to Bayers Rd. You accessed it from inside the mall.

terrynorthend May 28, 2011 2:51 PM

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Originally Posted by fenwick16 (Post 5295138)
I remember when the TD Bank, CIBC, Metro Centre and Maritime Centre were being built. I also remember when the Maritime Centre was only 12 storeys high (it is better at its current height).

I also remember being inside the Metro Centre for a Nova Scotia Voyageurs game and CIS Basketball championship shortly after the Metro Centre opened (SMU and Acadia were the final two teams in the national CIS championship). I was a university student at the time and living in Fenwick Towers.

PS: I also remember the previous generation of harbour ferries (the first of the current generation of ferries was built in 1979, and still looks modern). I also remember the old ferry terminals as being somewhat rundown - the current ones were a huge improvement, especially when they were built about 30 years ago (I think the new terminals were built before I moved to Ontario in 1980).

Yes, I remember those old ferries as well. One sat as a lobster restaurant docked by the current Halifax terminal for a while in the 80's I think. I do remember taking them across the harbour, you loaded on like cattle by a ramp at the bow/stern. The ferry had its own token system I think, and it cost 10 or 15 cents.

My dad also took me across to see Voyageurs games in the Metro Centre when it was first built. I remember how new, bright and big it seemed. Of course I was a young kid and it was much more cavernous in there before the skyboxes were added.

I remember Mic Mac Mall before the third floor was openned. It was always there since the orginal construction (to allow future expansion) and I remember looking up as a kid and wondering what it would be like to be way up there looking down into centre court. I was so excited when they finally announced expansion... they were adding an arcade too! (Fantasy 2000)

Keith P. May 28, 2011 3:21 PM

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Originally Posted by terrynorthend (Post 5295556)
I remember Mic Mac Mall before the third floor was openned. It was always there since the orginal construction (to allow future expansion) and I remember looking up as a kid and wondering what it would be like to be way up there looking down into centre court. I was so excited when they finally announced expansion... they were adding an arcade too! (Fantasy 2000)

I'm trying to remember what that looked like before the expansion and am having a bit of difficulty. I do recall when the end that now contains Zellers (soon to be Target) was in its original form as Eaton's. That always seemed a bit of an odd store in that it seemed too small for what it was trying to offer in terms of merchandise selection. Still, it carried the usual good quality items that Eatons was known for. I still miss that chain - I was a big fan and bought most of my clothing there in the 80s (but at the HSC store).

I recall when Eatons closed in MicMac that the space sat empty for a while. I remember that at one point during that time they used it for a car display by GM.

cormiermax May 28, 2011 3:24 PM

Does anyone else find it odd that its hard to find pictures of Halifax from the 70s/80s? Iv never seen construction photos of any of the high rises downtown besides a few far away shots of Purdy's Wharf.

coolmillion May 28, 2011 3:52 PM

I remember when there was a Greek bakery on Gottingen St. near Falkland and when the West End Mall was a pretty happening place full of girls with skyscraper hair dos and guys wearing acid-wash jeans with partial elastic waist bands.

fenwick16 May 28, 2011 4:06 PM

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Originally Posted by cormiermax (Post 5295578)
Does anyone else find it odd that its hard to find pictures of Halifax from the 70s/80s? Iv never seen construction photos of any of the high rises downtown besides a few far away shots of Purdy's Wharf.

I think because it was prior to digital cameras and the internet. And because it isn't considered to be historical yet, pictures haven't been scanned and saved at the Nova Scotia archives.

I would be interested in seeing some construction pictures of the Metro Centre, if anyone has any that they can scan.

halifaxboyns May 28, 2011 7:12 PM

I remember 'The Poppe Shop' just off Quinpool and good old Sister Sarah's on Quinpool being a big deal.

I also remember back before the Superstore was on Barrington Street that there was a container transfer terminal there (Clarke Transport). I know that because my mom was one the accounting supervisor for Clarke up until sometime in the 90's when her MS took a turn for the worse and she went on LTD. I loved going in with her on weekends when I was a kid, I'd colour and play with the typewritters and we'd get a clubhouse sandwhich from the little dinner on Barrington that closed a couple years ago.

Just before mom went on LTD, Clarke moved into a new facility out in Bayers Lake. I remember touring the building when it opened, since they were part of the reason for the railway spur out to Bayer's Lake not being shutdown when Volvo left. But eventually they moved away from railcars and bye bye rail line!

Antigonish May 28, 2011 7:36 PM

I remember going to Halifax and being fascinated by the graffiti boom of 1995. I was 6 then and being blown away by the whole "urban street" type culture happening there, it gave my first impression of Halifax being "The Big City" to me. Every time my family went back to visit my cousins there I'd have my head out the window looking for all the new bombs and pieces that were EVERYWHERE.

I also remember playing PeeWee football at the SMU astroturf 2000-01ish before they turned it into field turf. How more people didn't break their ankles and knees on that concrete carpet surprises me.

cormiermax May 28, 2011 7:52 PM

I remember when the building on the corner of Quinpool across from the Atlantica hotel had a parking garage and gas station on the ground floor, I believe it has now been converted to offices. I also remember on the other side of the same building there was a subway, I tried using the washroom in there once and I remember the conditions where just plain horrible.

Keith P. May 28, 2011 8:14 PM

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Originally Posted by cormiermax (Post 5295819)
I remember when the building on the corner of Quinpool across from the Atlantica hotel had a parking garage and gas station on the ground floor, I believe it has now been converted to offices. I also remember on the other side of the same building there was a subway, I tried using the washroom in there once and I remember the conditions where just plain horrible.

LOL... I went to St Pats High in the early 70s and that was a Gulf station complete with mechanical shop directly across from the school side entrance (on Parker St) and the pay parkade above. I bought gas there a few times. After they closed the mechanical shop the Pop Shoppe went in there. Seemed an odd location. Now I guess the parkade is for the use of the offices in the tower. If memory serves, the tower used to have a large Gulf sign on the top. I presume they had some offices there.

As for that Subway location, that spot was the kiss of death for anything that went in there. The Subway actually lasted longer than most. I would take the bus home from school and wait at the stop on Robie across from that location. That stop originally had one of Metro Transit's plastic purple "space bubble" shelters that eventually had all the plexiglass windows busted out of it by juvenile delinquents before it was replaced. Originally the Subway location was the Monterey Lounge which had a very (now retro) cool neon sign that included a cigarette in an odd-looking ashtray. How times change. I think at some point it became a short-lived restaurant before the Subway went in. Don't recall what is there today.

spaustin May 29, 2011 1:18 AM

I might be mixing things up, but wasn't there an paintball thing in that parking on Quinpool for a brief while? About a decade ago when paintball was new and all the rage?

Incidentally, I remember that subway. I was a real little kid back then and I remember going by it in the car and asking my mom if Halifax had a subway system. Didn't have cable and really didn't watch much tv when I was little (raccoons and fraggles) so I really didn't get exposed to much advertising. To me, subways were for trains and had nothing to do with sandwiches! Funny to look back on now given that HRM won't even consider light rail!

cormiermax May 29, 2011 1:54 AM

Yeah, if only the city kept its progressiveness that it had at the turn of the century, apparently back in 1917 the city was planning to build a subway system, it was scuttled eventually probably because of the explosion. Maybe if they had built it that location would be indeed a subway station :rolleyes:

Keith P. May 29, 2011 9:58 PM

Here's one for you. When Halifax and Dartmouth were separate cities, Halifax had (typically) an "early closing bylaw" that prevented stores from opening after 6PM. At first there was an exception for Friday nights; later that was extended, first to Thursday, then to Wednesday. Naturally this was a boon to Dartmouth retailers since they had no such restriction and could open 6 nights a week. This led to much retail development in Dartmouth.

A couple of memories: despite it being pretty crappy even for the times, the Dartmouth Shopping Center at the end of the MacDonald bridge did good business. It wasn't hurt by the fact that the Halifax electric trolley line crossed the bridge and had its terminal in the DSC lot. There was a Dominion grocery store there (where the Save Easy is now) and a Zellers at the opposite end, roughly where the Shoppers Drug Mart now sits. I remember going there with my parents one time to buy some rollup window shades. Those had to be custom cut to width, a pretty standard thing I gather. The sales clerk didn't know how to do it but paged the guy who could. This fellow appears smoking a large cigar, gets the instructions, clamps the stogie between his teeth and cuts the blinds! Hilarious.

The other big development that occurred in the 60s was the establishment of KMart on Tacoma Drive, where the Sobeys/NSLC is now. That was really out in the sticks at the time but was incredibly busy in its early years. It had discount pricing of a kind that this market apparently had not seen previously. One of the cool things about it was that they had a little food section just past the main doors where you could buy baked goods, some deli items, etc. They had a donut machine there with a window in the side where you could watch the donuts being made - the machine would drop a ring of batter into the hot oil, and a paddle would slowly push it around a circle in the frying oil until it reached a flipper device that would eject it from the machine into a hopper. I think there might also have been a device that flipped them over halfway around. They might not have been the best donuts in the world, but they were sure fresh.

terrynorthend May 30, 2011 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 5296632)
A couple of memories: despite it being pretty crappy even for the times, the Dartmouth Shopping Center at the end of the MacDonald bridge did good business. It wasn't hurt by the fact that the Halifax electric trolley line crossed the bridge and had its terminal in the DSC lot. There was a Dominion grocery store there (where the Save Easy is now) and a Zellers at the opposite end, roughly where the Shoppers Drug Mart now sits.

I remember there was a lunch counter in that Zellers, with spinning stools. Much fun! I also liked that it was an enclosed Mall at DSC, but I think it was first opened as an outdoor plaza, then later enclosed (only to be turned back into a plaza as it currently stands). This made for an interesting main hall with an elbow turn at its midpoint and a sloped grade from the top (up by Zellers) to the bottom (down by Dominion).

JET May 30, 2011 1:23 PM

I remember before Metro Transit, that Hfx and Dart both had their own bus system; there was a #11 bus that went from Scotia square to the Dart Shop. centre; the Dart. drivers could make change for the fare. Between the bus lanes at the dart terminal was a fast food shop.

I remember that when i went to Dal, I lived at the Lord Nelson hotel, a single room for $275/month. I remember going to the Dominion next to the LNH one day to buy apples and Ravi Shankar and his wife were in line next to me buying fruit.

fenwick16 May 31, 2011 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by JET (Post 5297080)
I remember that when i went to Dal, I lived at the Lord Nelson hotel, a single room for $275/month. I remember going to the Dominion next to the LNH one day to buy apples and Ravi Shankar and his wife were in line next to me buying fruit.

You must have been financially well-off for a student. In 1979, I had a basement, bachelor-style apartment at 5261 Kent Street (a 4 storey apartment building) that cost about $165/month. My memory isn't good enough to remember the address that far back, but I was able to find the building and address with Street View since I remembered the general area (what a great resource all these map services are!).

I remember the time when if you wanted to find a particular news story you would have to read newspapers or scan the TV news (it was always so frustrating to just miss a story on the TV or radio). Now getting any news story on the internet takes just a matter of seconds, or minutes at the most.

resetcbu1 May 31, 2011 2:34 AM

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Originally Posted by spaustin (Post 5296005)
I might be mixing things up, but wasn't there an paintball thing in that parking on Quinpool for a brief while? About a decade ago when paintball was new and all the rage?

Incidentally, I remember that subway. I was a real little kid back then and I remember going by it in the car and asking my mom if Halifax had a subway system. Didn't have cable and really didn't watch much tv when I was little (raccoons and fraggles) so I really didn't get exposed to much advertising. To me, subways were for trains and had nothing to do with sandwiches! Funny to look back on now given that HRM won't even consider light rail!

Yes, splatshot indoor paintball was locatede there for a short period , until the owners got into legal trouble I belive, but not 100% on that. I remember it was also an indoor skateboard park as I spent all my time as a youth out skateboading and still do at 30 :D:worship: it was quite the nice park,very profesional as well, but it went bankrupt and the ramps were sold off ,I belive Truro bought them(cheap) and put them outside where expensive wood ramps do not belong.

resetcbu1 May 31, 2011 2:40 AM

I remember when forest fires in Quebec turned the sky completely orange and black , it looked like the appocalypse was here, also it was the last day of school before summer vaccation that woulda been a terrible day for the world to end.

worldlyhaligonian May 31, 2011 5:03 AM

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Originally Posted by resetcbu1 (Post 5297975)
I remember when forest fires in Quebec turned the sky completely orange and black , it looked like the appocalypse was here, also it was the last day of school before summer vaccation that woulda been a terrible day for the world to end.

I remember that, I was 5 years old and did think that the world was going to end. Vivid memory of being on North Street and looking up.

ZET May 31, 2011 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by fenwick16 (Post 5297933)
You must have been financially well-off for a student. In 1979, I had a basement, bachelor-style apartment at 5261 Kent Street (a 4 storey apartment building) that cost about $165/month. My memory isn't good enough to remember the address that far back, but I was able to find the building and address with Street View since I remembered the general area (what a great resource all these map services are!).

I remember the time when if you wanted to find a particular news story you would have to read newspapers or scan the TV news (it was always so frustrating to just miss a story on the TV or radio). Now getting any news story on the internet takes just a matter of seconds, or minutes at the most.

'House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.'

not really well off, just ate apples and peanut butter, lost 30 pounds in four months. Did you have any floors in that place on Kent? $165, wow

fenwick16 May 31, 2011 1:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ZET (Post 5298250)
'House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.'

not really well off, just ate apples and peanut butter, lost 30 pounds in four months. Did you have any floors in that place on Kent? $165, wow

It was an actual apartment building at 5261 Kent Street (probably built in the mid 1900's) at $165/month where I lived in 1979/1980 (university year). Here is the Street View link. It was fairly good and had no rats. It was on the ground floor/basement with a separate door directly to the outdoors.

In 1978 I lived for a few months in a rooming house on Cogswell Street (the green house) - link for $15/week which had no rats just rat poison under the hot water radiators. Then for the second half of the university year I lived in a 2nd floor flat on Almon Street for $145/month (with very little water pressure and a few rats that would chew into my cereal boxes until I started keeping all my food in the fridge - if only I had a cat at the time).

My best apartment while attending university was in 1977/78 on the 16th floor of Fenwick Towers with two other students in a 3 person apartment (I forget how much the rent was). My first year 1976/77 was good also being in the Dalhousie dormitory - Howe Hall (I think Cameron House). PS: I think that it was actually Smith house - the western wing along Coburg Street.

beyeas May 31, 2011 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ZET (Post 5298250)
'House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.'

not really well off, just ate apples and peanut butter, lost 30 pounds in four months. Did you have any floors in that place on Kent? $165, wow

Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky! :haha:

beyeas May 31, 2011 3:00 PM

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Originally Posted by worldlyhaligonian (Post 5298102)
I remember that, I was 5 years old and did think that the world was going to end. Vivid memory of being on North Street and looking up.

Yeah it was late June 1991... just shy of 20 years ago now!
I was working that summer in downtown Saint John, and I remember that it was a hot day and they had to shut down the air conditioning in public buildings because they didn't want to draw the smoke in so the buildings were stupidly hot and muggy.

JET May 31, 2011 5:18 PM

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Originally Posted by beyeas (Post 5298398)
Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky! :haha:

And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

76/77 I was in Howe Hall, 3rd floor Henderson for 4 months, and then had an attic apt on Brenton st for 4 months. There was photo studio at the other end of Brenton; Sherman Hines. He also had a studio on Brunswick st, an old house next to the dutch church that had beautiful stained glass in the door.

fenwick16 May 31, 2011 9:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JET (Post 5298610)
And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

76/77 I was in Howe Hall, 3rd floor Henderson for 4 months, and then had an attic apt on Brenton st for 4 months. There was photo studio at the other end of Brenton; Sherman Hines. He also had a studio on Brunswick st, an old house next to the dutch church that had beautiful stained glass in the door.

Howe Hall is a great place for first year students being right on campus, and since it has a large cafeteria students won't go hungry. Dalhousie University is a very scenic university in a great setting (south-end Halifax).

I think I said the wrong dormitory house though - I think now that it was actually Smith House. It was the wing on the right in the picture below which I now think is Smith House (directly on Coburg Street on the west side of Howe Hall).

http://fm.dal.ca/campusmap/images/bpics/c520.jpg

JET Jun 1, 2011 1:35 PM

I remember when they were building the trade centre and there was the plywood perimeter with a hole that you could look in. Beside the hole someone had written: "Uniters of the world, WORK." Funny:)

jolopiccollo Jun 1, 2011 4:54 PM

I remember E.T playing at the Hyland Theatre at the Armdale Rotary; the Quinpool McDonald's being THE place to go as one of the only McDonald's in Hfx; I remember when the parking garage for Simpsons (the Bay) now (?) was built and I thought the whole building was odd as it looked pink!

reddog794 Jun 1, 2011 5:35 PM

I remember going Christmas shopping with my grandmother @ the Eatons in MicMac Mall, and when the Coles there, was the book store for the area. I also remember the Downtown Dartmouth Natal Day festivities, the Moosehead Grand Prix, and when Admiral Westphal was a rival Jr. High.

JET Jun 1, 2011 5:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jolopiccollo (Post 5300005)
I remember E.T playing at the Hyland Theatre at the Armdale Rotary; the Quinpool McDonald's being THE place to go as one of the only McDonald's in Hfx; I remember when the parking garage for Simpsons (the Bay) now (?) was built and I thought the whole building was odd as it looked pink!

jolopiccollo; welcome to the forum.

beyeas Jun 1, 2011 6:18 PM

I have a vague memory of going to The Spaghetti Factory downtown as a kid... where was that? I feel like it was maybe where the Five Fishermen is located, but am not sure.

JET Jun 1, 2011 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by beyeas (Post 5300143)
I have a vague memory of going to The Spaghetti Factory downtown as a kid... where was that? I feel like it was maybe where the Five Fishermen is located, but am not sure.

The Spaghetti Factory was in the present McKelvies restaurant, which was originally a fire station.
http://mckelvies.com/about.html

beyeas Jun 1, 2011 7:14 PM

Ah ok... I guess it was just that I remember playing frisbee in the Grand Parade before going there, so I assumed in my mind it must have been close by.

Thanks!

alps Jun 1, 2011 7:44 PM

I'm a bit too young to be able to contribute to this thread much, but I love reading through it.

I'm curious about the Dartmouth IKEA. When did it open? When did it close? What building was it located in, exactly? (My parents said it was on Akerley Blvd).

Edit: I was searching for info in old editions of the 4th Estate newspaper available online at NSARM and found this interesting map from 1976. Interesting because I had always simply assumed the earliest Burnside developments would have been closer to the Circ.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...0/291b1137.png

FuzzyWuz Jun 1, 2011 10:28 PM

I remember the Ice Cream Factory on Tacoma; Swensons on Spring Garden where the Dairy Queen just was; Fat Franks in the spot that now holds a Jewellery store on Spring Garden; And...(drum roll please) A&Ws in two spots: Bedford across from the recently moved atlantic gardens, and Kempt Rd where the McDonalds is now. They were the ones with trays that hung on the window in your parking spot where you ordered through your own intercom.

Keith P. Jun 2, 2011 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by JET (Post 5300184)
The Spaghetti Factory was in the present McKelvies restaurant, which was originally a fire station.
http://mckelvies.com/about.html

Actualy there were two different Spaghetti Factory (or similar name) restos downtown: the one you noted in the McKelvies location, and another one in the space that most recently housed Bubbles Mansion. I do not believe they were related. The one in the Bubbles location was part of this chain:

http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/

Jstaleness Jun 2, 2011 2:41 PM

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Originally Posted by reddog794 (Post 5300072)
I remember going Christmas shopping with my grandmother @ the Eatons in MicMac Mall, and when the Coles there, was the book store for the area. I also remember the Downtown Dartmouth Natal Day festivities, the Moosehead Grand Prix, and when Admiral Westphal was a rival Jr. High.

I was going to mention the Moosehead Grand Prix as well. I would love to see something like that again. Even if on a smaller scale car.

beyeas Jun 2, 2011 2:44 PM

What was the name of the faux 50's diner that used to be in Scotia Square back in the early '80s? I remember it had an old car sitting by the front of the store, and diner style seating with individual juke boxes at each table.

JET Jun 2, 2011 3:16 PM

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Originally Posted by alps (Post 5300255)
I'm a bit too young to be able to contribute to this thread much, but I love reading through it.

I'm curious about the Dartmouth IKEA. When did it open? When did it close? What building was it located in, exactly? (My parents said it was on Akerley Blvd).

Edit: I was searching for info in old editions of the 4th Estate newspaper available online at NSARM and found this interesting map from 1976. Interesting because I had always simply assumed the earliest Burnside developments would have been closer to the Circ.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...0/291b1137.png

I remember shopping at Ikea in Burnside in 1986; it wasn't there long before that and was probably gone by 1988. I was in Halifax then, and we had to take a bus accross the bridge, and then a bus to Shannon Park, and then walk in ti Burnside. Ikea was near the mooshead brewery (Is now brewdebakers?) location.

worldlyhaligonian Jun 2, 2011 4:55 PM

I remember when SSP Halifax was just a thread, and people still used SSC.


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