Monthly Archives: September 2009

Vanity Theatre

September 18, 2009
Vanity Theatre

This photo was taken in March of 2008 when the place was known as the Roxy. It has since been purchased as is now known as the “The Blind Dog“. It’s hard to believe it today, but at one time this one one of Downtown’s major movie theatres. This is how the building looked...

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Repairs At The Paul Martin Building

September 16, 2009
Repairs At The Paul Martin Building

I’ve had a few emails from readers lately asking about what is going on at the Paul Martin Federal Building on Ouellette. Not to worry, it’s just a little repair work and replacement of the badly damaged limestone blocks. The building was built in 1932 as a collaboration between local architects Sheppard & Masson;...

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Return to the 7th Concession

September 14, 2009
Return to the 7th Concession

Back in March, 2007 I posted about this house for the first time. Late last week, someone decided to light it up like a Christmas tree. How many tax dollars were wasted, not to mention lives put in danger by having firemen respond to and battle this fire at this vacant location. It has...

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Ottawa & Kildare

September 11, 2009
Ottawa & Kildare

Many readers will no doubt recognize this building at the north west corner of Ottawa & Kildare in Walkerville. This was as far as I can remember one of the first buildings to get “the treatment”. On this post from June, an “expert” chimed in his opinion that said: RANDALL June 23, 2009 at...

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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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