The one-and-a-half storey house at 1761 Grant was built under a $2,250 building permit issued to W.H. Creitz at the beginning of January 1910. By May it was on the market, described as having seven rooms “with every up-to-date convenience built in.” It was “not an ordinary house; come and see it; if you see it,Continue reading “Drugs and Booze: The Rowdy History of 1761 Grant Street”
There was a full house again for the GHG’s monthly meeting, held (as always) in the boardroom at Britannia at 7 pm on the third Thursday. Cynthia Low, the executive director of Britannia, gave a Powerpoint presentation and listened to questions and comments about the ongoing planning process to replace the current Britannia Community CentreContinue reading “August 21st meeting recap”
In an earlier post, I had discussed James Guinet who began work in our neighbourhood by building himself a family home at 1556 Grant Street. Now, through the generosity of James Guinet’s grand-daughter, we have a photograph of that house taken just after it was built in 1909. Those of you who know the neighbourhoodContinue reading “1500-Block Grant Street”
This is a reminder that Bruce Macdonald will be conducting a history and heritage walk on Saturday. The walk will begin at 2pm in Bruce’s front yard at 1730 William Street and will concentrate on the role William and Grant and Commercial played in the beginnings of Grandview.