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417 Ouellette Avenue

Since I sometimes get inspired, and plan out posts weeks in advance, occasionally things happen, and I miss out… Like this for example. The fire last month on Ouellette Avenue.

The store front that was once home to Valerie’s Ladies Fashions was among my favourite places along Ouellette. It was once of the few unaltered store fronts along Ouellette where you could get a feel for the boom years of the 1920’s.

The window displays retained their art deco lines…

And the floor!

Great art deco geometric patterns. The terrazzo floor was laid by a true craftsman.

When the rub & tug moved in, I was initially worried about a renovation… However…

It looked better once they got in. The ceiling was painted, and all the loose bits removed, and a new fixture added.

It’s all gone now, and another link to the past is wiped away.

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