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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Flashback to Downtown Guelph Circa 1960s/70s

Downtown Guelph (1955)
One of the great treats of seeing photos from Downtown Guelph's past is how immediately evocative it is; it's both familiar and alien at the exact same time. But photos are one thing, seeing the whole place in action, in living colour, on film is a completely different experience, but it's one we can enjoy thanks to the following discovery by Vintage Guelph. The exact time and date the film was taken is unknown - sometime in the 1960s or 70s certainly - but this is definitely a treat for local history buffs (like myself). 

Courtesy of Vintage Guelph and You Tube user "david valeriote":

1 comment:

Cameron Shelley said...

It is also appropriate given the discussion of how to update St. George's Square in the coming years.

The video shows the Woolworth's (built in 1963) and also the old Bank of Commerce (demolished in 1968). So, it must have been shot around 1965. Other details might allow it to be narrowed down further.

The postcard you show of Macdonnell and Wyndham St.s was taken between 1955 and 1960.

If you want to see more postcard views of old downtown Guelph, look at my postcard blog: http://guelphpostcards.blogspot.ca.