Photo Du JourWindsor

Danruss Building

First off I apologize. Today was supposed to be Part II of our look at the Elmwood Casino and Hotel. However, on my way home last night, I passed by one of my favorite streamlined buildings in the City (not that there are that many…) and noticed that someone had massacred it.

Then

Now

Then

Now

Nice touch painting over the exterior tile work.

More tile details.

These pictures are from April

Granted she was looking a little rough

She looked a little more run down recently than she did in this photo above taken in November 2004.

Was beige paint on sale? A new door replacing the original, and plywood over the curved glass panes, and paint over the tiles.

The only positive I can see, is that the flag pole is in use again…

I’ve come across old ad’s from the 1960’s that show Collautti Tile in this location, and according to this history of the business, they moved to 2490 McDougall in 1947, which would match the architectural style of the building, and would explain the tiles on the exterior…. 🙂

It’s a shame that after 60 years, it was half-assed repaired.

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