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Author: Lawrence Herzog

The Father of Edmonton’s Traffic Circles

Lawrence Herzog

He established the practice of “neighbourhood unit” planning. And, borrowing a popular urban design feature from his native land, he…

Alex Decoteau’s Inspiring Run at Life

Lawrence Herzog

Decoteau was born on November 19, 1887 on the Red Pheasant Reserve just south of Battleford in present day Saskatchewan….

Buena Vista Building

Lawrence Herzog

Streetcars trundled down Jasper Avenue and turned northward to travel along newly-laid tracks on 124th Street. It was a vibrant…

Tracks into the Past

Lawrence Herzog

The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) arrived in Edmonton in 1905 and laid tracks into downtown just north of 104th Avenue…

Crawford Block

Lawrence Herzog

Over its 102 years, the main floor of the building has served as a tent and awning store and was…

Portraits of a Time

Lawrence Herzog

They were in the right place at the right time, and these pioneer photographers left behind a remarkable visual record…

Edmonton’s Lost Banks

Lawrence Herzog

Jasper Avenue has a long tradition as Edmonton’s centre of commerce and financial enterprise. At one point in the early…

Edmonton’s Pioneer Photographers

Lawrence Herzog

Just as importantly, the earliest archivists and some government leaders understood the enormous value of this visual history, and had…

Edmonton's Old City Hall

Edmonton’s 1957 City Hall

Lawrence Herzog

Edmonton’s second City Hall was a news-making building right from the beginning. Completed in 1957 as one of Canada’s first…

100 Years of Calder

Lawrence Herzog

Calder’s story began in the early years of the 20th century when GTPR decided to locate its roundhouse, repair shop…

The High Level Bridge at 100

Lawrence Herzog

It wasn’t fancy, but it was strong and structural, with 17.2 million pounds of steel held together with 1.4 million…