Printed on front of photo: "Smithers B.C. Main St. from 2nd. Ave" "Killam" Looking east from 2nd Ave. Business include the A. Chisholm Hardware, Union Bank of Canada, Hobberlin Tailoring (Noel and Rock), Smithers Café, The Smithers Tribune, Mac's Clothing Store and J. Mason Adams.
Looking up Main Street from Broadway Avenue. Sargent's General Store, J. Mason Adams Drugstore, Smithers Cafe, The Smithers Tribune, Hobberlin Tailoring (Noel and Rock), City Bakery & Confectionery, Gray Jewellery Co., The Red Front Store General Merchandise, Wilcocks & Wolseley Real Estate & Insurance, and Palace Rooms can be seen in the photo.
The Smithers Cafe was run by Stickney and Drummond and was between Second and Third Avenues on Main Street. It was still in a tent in 1913. The Tribune Office was built in 1912 and was later occupied by Beerda's Dry Goods. H.F. Noel was a grocer circa 1913.
Portion of Main Street, Smithers, looking down from the train station. Businesses incude the Empress News and J. Kennedy's Pool Room.
Epress News Co., Palace Rooms, Lynch Bros., J. B. Kennedy's Star Pool Room, and Frizzells can be seen in the photo, as well as signs for Kraus' Barber Shop and Baths, Peerless Cafe, and townsite agents for Grand Trunk Pacific Railway lots.
Empress News was a confectionary/corner store run by NP Moran. Jimmy Girling was a "patriotic englishman" and was one of the first to volunteer for WW1. His Rooming House was fifty cents a bed and was also known as Smithers Rooming House or Jimmie's Place of Rest and was located on Alfred Street. The Anglican Church was built in 1915 and was on First Ave.
Two views by Killam of Smithers have been given the same identifer, to clarify, we have further assigned them as A & B. Both views have been taken from the hill behind the railway.
P0105a.: In this view Main Street is at left, and the Grand Trunk Pacific turnhouse is at right.The Empress News building is the first building on Main Street, at right. An 'x' marks the Anglican Church at middle right.
P105B - Main Street is to the right in this view. Written on the back of this photograph is 'Biglow's Store, Charlie Morris's Restaurant, Jimmie Girling Boarding House'