Today’s post is a few photos from the spring of 2003, when the Shoppers at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. & Campbell was still under construction. The Shoppers took out an old commercial block which was home to one of my favourite local watering holes, Buzz’s Bar & Grill.
While the commercial buildings were replaced with a commercial building, these four-plexes gave way to the shiny parking lot beside it.
The buildings weren’t gems, but they did add a certain feel to the street. There are also a few four-plexes on the north side of Wyandotte St that are still standing.
While the buildings had seen better days, they did feature stone elements inlaid in the brick.
This balcony looked dangerous, and building beside it, long ago had its balcony removed, but I liked these buildings and were sad to see them go. They added a nice urban look and feel to Wyandotte St. W. at Campbell. Too many times the city allows the de-urbanizing of our established neighbourhoods, without any thought to the big picture.
As a side note, thanks to everyone who’s entered suggestions into the new form. They’re coming though, and there have been some good suggestions, and many of you will probably see your suggestions up early in the new year. Thanks again, and keep ’em coming.
The form will find its home very shortly under the election countdown…