The Wealthy Barber and The Tin Man

Just the other day I was standing on Commercial Drive looking across at two of my favourite buildings which are in the centre of the east side of the 1600-block. The building on the left is the Odlin Block and the building on the right is the Rodway Block.  My interest was piqued because theseContinue reading “The Wealthy Barber and The Tin Man”

The Cozy Apartments

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 1942Continue reading “The Cozy Apartments”