"It says on the map "Boat Houses (Ironclad)"."
The reason for Goad's Map (Insurance Underwriting Review.) and the appearance of that building, suggests it was in itself
"Ironclad" due to the highly flammable nature of the work carried-on within and all the while, being close to a fuel area; coal/oils.
Last edited by J T CUNNINGHAM; 2014-Apr-17 at 23:39.
IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .
And in between from 1953 to 2007, the IOF Building, which became the Metropolitan Police Headquarters (until the one on College Street was built):
Last edited by thecharioteer; 2014-Apr-17 at 14:52.
1954 photo showing the fire hall and the original Old No 4 police station. Looks nowhere near the brick example shown on Murdoch Mysteries. Old timers who worked there up to the late 1950s say it was a crap hole. A new police station was built down on Regent Street which became the first 51 Division after amalgamation.
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And, changing storefront streetscapes in NYC.
Last edited by Mustapha; 2014-Apr-22 at 10:02.
google street view, leaside jail
you should see two old houses, on the east side of laird drive, at markham -- the one on the left was the original leaside jail
there are 4 street views available -- sept 2007, apr 2009, aug 2011, and apr 2012 -- click on the red NEW in the box at the top left
the 2012 view shows the houses gone, and the start of construction of the new hyundai dealership, opened in august 2013
p.s. there's an even better example just south on laird, the old locomotive shed repurposed as a longo's --
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It is not working for me either. Weird!