Aerial View of Former Slum Area, ca. 1980s
This aerial shot shows the area in the 1980s, after all the slum housing had been cleared and redevelopment well underway. The new City Hall, the adjacent parking garage and the Cabot Building have all been completed. The Delta Hotel is located out of the shot to the left, and the large green space in the middle of the photo is where Mile One Centre is now located. The transformation from a slum area that once housed over 6000 people is quite dramatic.
Photo courtesy of City of St. John's Archives (image 11-06-793).