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Chapter 12: The Southern Cities

12.13: Downtown Brandon

The photograph, technically termed a low oblique because the horizon is not shown, was taken looking to the southeast across Brandon with the Industrial Park 1 in the background. The ethnic area of Assiniboine Gardens 2 with Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 3 can be seen in the foreground, north of the CP tracks 4. The Cargill grain elevators 5 in the foreground (no longer in existence) are located on the site of the old Great Northern Station. The former CP station 6, now up for sale, is located nearer the centre of the photo. A road bridge crosses the tracks at Eighth Street 7, but they still present a considerable barrier to north/south movement between First and Eighteenth Streets. The Central Business District is located south of the tracks; in this area parking lots 8 occupy almost as much space as buildings, some of the more prominent of which are Scotia Towers 9, an apartment block with businesses on the ground floor; McKenzie Seeds 10, an important local industry; and the white flat-roofed Brandon Gallery 11, the downtown mall. Further south are well-treed residential areas 12.

Figure 12.13: Downtown Brandon

Figure 12.13: Downtown Brandon

Figure 12.13

Oblique air photograph

Scale: Approximately 1:5,000 in foreground reducing to rear

Date: (about 1980)

Photo by Dirk Aberson

Location: Township 10; Range 19WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon

                    1:25,000 62G/13d Brandon