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Walkerville Federal Building – 1919

Happy Friday, today’s old photo dates to November 1919, and takes us over to the Walkerville Federal Building on Devonshire, more commonly referred to as the Walkerville Post Office.


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Surprisingly this view hasn’t changed much in the last 91 years…. Designed by David Ewart, the chief architect for the government, in 1914, the story has it that he designed the building to be built in buff brick because he thought there was too much red brick in the area. Ewart was no enemy of red brick… locally he also designed the Windsor Armouries, and the Sandwich Post Office.

A detail view of the sign on the building, part of some civic drive…. Possibly related to WWI?

A detail shot of the tree on the front lawn and some early bicycles… Maybe that’s someone’s “King of Scorchers“. 🙂

Have a great weekend. See you back here Monday.

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