When the Rodway Building was erected in 1911 for tinsmith Joseph Rodway at 1618-1620 Commercial, the suites upstairs quickly became popular. They were sometimes known as the Rodway Apartments but, more usually, they were called the Cozy Corner (or just Cozy) Apartments. The name was no longer used in the City Directories after about 1942 but their sign is still a prominent feature on the south-facing wall of the building.
Given its age, it is a joy to have it still with us at all. Hopefully, it can be preserved and protected from the elements.
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Thanks for giving background and recognition to this landmark sign, I think many people who live on the Drive have a particular fondness for this sign, which is a special bit of Grandview’s uniqueness. A nice example of how small, low key details of our heritage occupy significant space in our hearts and minds.
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