Visions of Our Past Quiz
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What Building is this?
A. Avenue Hotel, Fort William
This building was widely known as a popular accommodation for both visiting Vaudeville actors and a pet bear.
B. Algoma Hotel, Port Arthur
The Algoma housed the author James Oliver Curwood during his visit to the Lakehead.
Avenue Hotel, Fort William
Algoma Hotel, Port Arthur
A. Hodder's Shop for all Vices, Port Arthur
This shop, which sold liquor, tobacco, cigars, was a favourite of visiting miners, navies and sailors in the 1880s.
B. Hotel Victoria, Westfort
This hotel, built in the 1870s, was one of the earliest to be established in Thunder Bay.
Hodder's Shop for all Vices, Port Arthur
Hotel Victoria, Westfort
A. The Manitoba Hotel, Fort William
This large hotel, which was raised and dragged by horses an entire block, survived into the 1990s.
B. Neebing Hotel, Westfort
Famous for its poor construction, this hotel was held up as an example of political corruption and patronage at the highest level, and was partly responsible for the fall of a federal government.
The Manitoba Hotel, Fort William
Neebing Hotel, Westfort
A. Queen's Hotel, Fort William
Built in Westfort to accommodate railway travellers, this hotel is now the site of a contractor's storage yard.
B. Grain Exchange, Fort William
This building was built in a failed attempt to draw the nation's major grain exchange business away from Winnipeg.
Queen's Hotel, Fort William
Grain Exchange, Fort William
A. Fort William Town Hall
The site of this town hall is now the lawn of the current Thunder Bay City Hall.
B. Port Arthur Town Hall
Port Arthur's Town hall, built by a private company in 1880, was used for council meetings and as a public auditorium until it burned to the ground in November 1907.
Fort William Town Hall
Port Arthur Town Hall
A. Labour Day Parade, Simpson Street
Early Labour Day parades in Thunder Bay were often the occasion of much enthusiastic celebration.
B. Calithumpian Parade, Red River Road
Parades like this, though held in late 19th century Port Arthur, were a throwback to an ancient past.
Labour Day Parade, Simpson Street
Calithumpian Parade, Red River Road