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Park Place

On of my favourite streets in the city is the block long section known today as Randolph Place. Located between Riverside Dr. and University Ave. In the 1920’s this section of Randolph was know as Park Place.

This block contains some nice looking houses. This one despite being chopped up into 4 units, as student rental housing, is still nice looking from the outside.

Some like this one, offer a more unique example of architecture.

In July, 1924 the Border Cities Star ran a three page special on the beautiful homes of Sandwich. A total of 12 houses were featured. Three of the twelve were on this block.

Above is house of Dennis Tehan, proprietor of the Tehan Furniture Company. As well as Dennis, the City Directory also lists the following at the residence:

Edgar, book keeper Tehan Furniture Co.
Frank
Fred, a clerk at the Tehan Furniture Co.
Margret
Mary
Murray, book keeper Tehan Furniture Co.
Nora
William, who ran a service station at 350 Pitt St. W. (The only one it appears who didn’t go into the family business)

The home of Mr. & Mrs. Alphonse Nestman.

The home of Joseph Loikrec, who owned a dry goods store at Wyandotte and Mercer (located today under Fred Thomas Park). Along with Joseph, Harry, Hyman and Olaf, all students are listed at the residence.

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