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Red Deer in Red Deer County, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region (North America)
 

Maurice Shoe Shop

4948 Ross Street

— Main Street Project 2003 —

 
 
Maurice Shoe Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2022
1. Maurice Shoe Shop Marker
Inscription.  
Mable Lee Fong and Herschell N. Bryant constructed this building in 1947 to house the Paris Cafe. This solid, simply detailed masonry building symbolized post war Red Deer. It replaced a 40 year old structure that had also served as the Paris Cafe. After the Cafe reopened in the new building it was renamed the Plaza Cafe. In 1949, Maurice Dean opened Maurice Shoe Shop. He purchased the building in the mid 1950s and operated his business here until 1980. In 1956, Mr. Dean added a second floor which, over the years has been home to many businesses including a beauty school, a law office and a religious society reading room. The main floor entry has been modified to meet the changing needs of tenants but the second floor brick is original.
 
Erected 2003 by Alberta Historical Resources Foundation; and Alberta Main Street Programme.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 52° 16.151′ N, 113° 48.827′ W. Marker is in Red Deer, Alberta, in
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Red Deer County. Marker is on 50 Street just east of Gaetz Avenue (50 Avenue), on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, at the left/west corner of the front façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4948 50 Street, Red Deer AB T4N T4N, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Grill (a few steps from this marker); Horsley Block (a few steps from this marker); Rollis Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Farthing Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Dr. Leonard Gaetz (within shouting distance of this marker); Brumpton Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Snell-Dodds Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Deer.
 
Maurice Shoe Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2022
2. Maurice Shoe Shop Marker
(marker is mounted at left/west corner of front façade)
Maurice Shoe Shop (<i>south/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2022
3. Maurice Shoe Shop (south/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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