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Date: April 1984
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Date: April 1984
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Halifax, 1960

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Halifax, late 1950s/early 1960s

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Halifax, early 1960s

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Halifax, mid-late 1930s

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Halifax, 1961

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Top right corner a beautiful 60 Impala is waiting his turn. Two back is a VW in the first two frames and then NO VW.

Where did he go as the 60 Impala is still waiting? Imagine this intersection in the winter......YIKES!!



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That photo would make a good man cave poster. You can get this done quite reasonably on Vistaprint.com


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By the way, here's the source for the above photos:  https://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=Halifax+Regional+Municipality+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=Search+the+Archives

It seems the links that I posted are only search-specific, and expire after your search is finished.



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Vancouver 1974

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Toronto 1944 - 46

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WOW! Two years before I was born....now where did I put the wayback machine...smile....MR PEABODY!!



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For a photographer who spends half his life traveling the world in search of abandoned cars, it should come as no surprise that one of the favorite photographs captured by Dieter Klein was in nowheresville. It was the last corner of America, really in the middle of nowhere, six miles to Canada, 20 miles to North []
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Top right corner a beautiful 60 Impala is waiting his turn. Two back is a VW in the first two frames and then NO VW.

Where did he go as the 60 Impala is still waiting? Imagine this intersection in the winter......YIKES!!


I made that same left turn last week, and I have to say if it weren't for the green arrow I'd probably still be sitting there.  Don't know if that intersection had arrows or flashing greens back in 1961, but it could be that the VW got tired of sitting and moved over to the right lane to go straight?  It's not too bad in winter as it's kept fairly clear and the grades are mild, but overall it's just a really busy, somewhat complicated intersection.  A power failure would create mass confusion, I think, but I've never had the 'pleasure' of negotiating it in such circumstances...

Here is the location on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/JuSmmdZmjdcnJXrw8

And a couple pics, also from the Public Archives site, that look like they were taken from the Esso station in the earlier pics, in the 1964 - 1966 time period.  A large hotel now occupies the Esso site.

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Here's a pic of the hotel (then a Holiday Inn) being built on the Esso site in 1973:

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I think I may have posted this one in the past, for its Pontiac interest:

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Source site for above pics: https://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=Halifax+Regional+Municipality+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=Search+the+Archives



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Here's a pic of the hotel (then a Holiday Inn) being built on the Esso site in 1973:

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I think I may have posted this one in the past, for its Pontiac interest:

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Source site for above pics: https://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=Halifax+Regional+Municipality+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=Search+the+Archives


This is the same hotel that our family stayed in for two weeks in the spring of 2017 when our daughter fell seriously ill while attending university in Nova Scotia. It's no longer a Holiday Inn. The staff there were excellent to us, knowing the stress we were under at the time. I won't forget that. 

As to the cars: this is a famous intersection in Halifax and it hasn't changed much since I started spending a lot of time in Halifax in the early 80s. In the other color pictures it is neat to see all of the period cars including that era's economy Vauxhalls that were recently discussed in another post on this site. The latest model cars I see here are a 66 Meteor, a 66 Beaumont and a 66 Rambler Classic, which suggests the photo was taken in 66. Lots of Pontiacs and Vauxhall variants here too. Very cool photos. Thanks for posting.



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Oh, I forgot to mention that 56 Chevy Bel Air in two tone green. That's a car I'd love to have today, just as it is in the photo. 



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Here's a pic of the hotel (then a Holiday Inn) being built on the Esso site in 1973:

 

Source site for above pics: https://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=Halifax+Regional+Municipality+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=Search+the+Archives


This is the same hotel that our family stayed in for two weeks in the spring of 2017 when our daughter fell seriously ill while attending university in Nova Scotia. It's no longer a Holiday Inn. The staff there were excellent to us, knowing the stress we were under at the time. I won't forget that. 

As to the cars: this is a famous intersection in Halifax and it hasn't changed much since I started spending a lot of time in Halifax in the early 80s. In the other color pictures it is neat to see all of the period cars including that era's economy Vauxhalls that were recently discussed in another post on this site. The latest model cars I see here are a 66 Meteor, a 66 Beaumont and a 66 Rambler Classic, which suggests the photo was taken in 66. Lots of Pontiacs and Vauxhall variants here too. Very cool photos. Thanks for posting.


 Yeah, the branding switched from Holiday Inn a number of years ago - it's currently branded Atlantica.  I found this info page about it:  https://www.familyfuncanada.com/atlantica-hotel-in-halifax-nova-scotia/.  I understand it's also undergoing a fairly substantial renovation at the moment, which includes some new exterior cladding.  

I hope your daughter has recovered from her illness, by the way.  I can imagine how stressful that must have been for you.

That area is undergoing a lot of redevelopment currently.  When I was there last week I could see that they are now in the process of tearing down this building just across the street, to be replaced by a residential building of around 25 storeys.

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While we're on the subject, here are a few more photos around the Esso station on the corner (at the hotel site), dated 1961 on the archives site I linked to in my posts above:

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And a few more from the colour set posted above, around the Halifax Common:

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Thanks for posting. Again the newest cars seem to be 66 models, but plenty of 50s cars still to be seen. 



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I made my first visit to Halifax in 1979, the year after university graduation. I worked there on a rotational basis between 81 and 85, and have visited there many times since then. As a result I became quite familiar with the city, so much so that when I spent almost 6 months there in 2017 with my daughter, I found that I still knew the geography of the area very well. 

I love these color photos circa 1966 that you posted. They provide a snapshot of what was on the road in this era, and demonstrate that at this time there were still lots of 50s cars on the road. 

When I made my first visit in 1979, the 50s cars were few and far between, but I do recall seeing on Robie Street one day, a 57 Chevy 4 door wagon, sierra gold and adobe beige. And in the 80s I'd always check out the cars for sale when I was there, with emphasis on mid 50s to late  60s cars. In fact I bought my first old car, a 56 Chevy 210 2 door wagon, from a very fortunate young guy living just off Herring Cove Road who had just acquired a beautiful 56 Nomad wagon. I often wonder where that Nomad ended up, or if he still has it.



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