Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sourisseau News: St. James Park

Did you ever wonder about the origins of St. James Park? The two minute video below gives the best summary I have seen of the park's nearly 170 year history. It is almost impossible to believe today that St. James Park once looked like the image you see below. On the bright side, a substantial effort is underway to revitalize the park and turn it back into a valued asset for our city.

Anyway, watch the video below!

St James Park from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. St. James is really an asset. Those early photographs are something else.

    If the park hadn't been placed on the national register it would have been devoured by developers.

    My wishes: recovery and functionality of that fountain. How can it be in the state it's in if this is a historic monument?? Second, more trees & plants! On one of the older pictures the park seems lush with ferns, plants and even more trees.