Monthly Archives: September 2009

Walkerville Market Demolition

September 9, 2009
Walkerville Market Demolition

Here’s one that I found interesting. From the Border Cities Star, December 31, 1927: Wreckage of Walkerville’s ancient market building is shown above. The old building at the corner of Huron street (Richmond today) and Walker road, was demolished a few weeks ago to provide a site for the town’s new fire hall, which...

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Old Sprawlmart/Woolco

September 7, 2009
Old Sprawlmart/Woolco

Oddly, the demolition seems to be done at Lauzon & Tecumseh. Cynical me, figured it was destined to be a parking lot for the WFCU Centre, but it appears to be some adaptive reuse going on… It looks like it has been taken back to create to larger retail spaces on each end, joined...

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Much Better

September 4, 2009
Much Better

As I look at the corner of Walker and Ottawa, I can’t help but be taken with how much better it looks now. So much better without that pesky historic bank. The bank was designed by Kenneth Rea in 1919. Rea was a Montreal based architect, who did most of his work in that...

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Another One Bites The Dust… [Updated]

September 3, 2009
Another One Bites The Dust… [Updated]

Sad to say, that tonight I passed the intersection of Ouellette & Erie, and noticed a pile of rubble where this beauty once stood. The photo above was taken back in 2002, and the building was in much better shape. The photo above shows the house as it looked last week (on the 27th...

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Walkerville Demolition

September 2, 2009
Walkerville Demolition

This house, located on the east side of Monmouth, just north of the recently rehabbed Deluxe Apartments, which we looked at back in May. In fact, this photo of the house is a crop from that photo. Yesterday afternoon, this is what the house looked like. All gone. The house beside it is in...

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