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This photograph shows historical landmarks of the past. The Whitehorse Inn was built in 1928. It was enlarged in 1946 and an annex was added in the…

This photograph shows historical landmarks of the past. The Whitehorse Inn was built in 1928. It was enlarged in 1946 and an annex was added in the back. A ballroom and hotel rooms were extended over the restaurant.

It’s too bad we lost the old Whitehorse Inn to the wrecking ball.

The hotel had a beautiful bar — called the Rainbow Room Lounge, a ballroom, café, bakery and a bowling alley.

Down the street on Second and Main where the present TD Bank now sits was the original Bank of Commerce where Robert Service wrote his most famous poems.

Both these buildings are shown in the above photo from the Jim Robb collection.

On the far right of the photo is the Burns Building, which is still standing today.

Thanks to Peter Zwikirsch for the following note:

The photo in the Monday, October 1 paper shows the old Whitehorse Inn, which was located on the corner of Second and Main and, of course, Whitehorse.

The CIBC Bank is located there today.

Only on one occasion my then-boss took me to the Casca Restaurant, which was shut down, to look at some restaurant equipment we needed.

The building still standing today is the Burns Building on the right in the picture. I guess it was Whitehorse’s butcher shop many years ago.

Looking at the vehicles in the photo, Jim, I think it was taken in the 1950s.

Thanks, Jim.

Peter Zwikirsch

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