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The Boiler Room – 1534 Howard Ave.

Regular reader Aaron, asked about his old neighbourhood watering hole, the Boiler Room. There was a fire there around 1999/2000, and the building sat derelict for a few years, before being bulldozed in August 2001. Sadly I never got a picture of it before it came down, the day I was going to go take one, it was already gone.

I don’t have much history on the building, but many may remember this sign on Howard.

Anyone have any memories of the place?


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The 1919, directory has no listing while the 1922 directory lists it as the Howard Avenue Hospital, A.H. Hunt, mgr. Medical & Surgical, one entire floor reserved for maternity.

By 1923 it appears as a rooming house, and later on, a bar. Quite the interesting history…. The site has been replaced by a duplex, and it is still mostly vacant.
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