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gues what street this is
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Wasn't the capital on donald
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Wasn't the capital on donald
yes but.....
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but what..... ?
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but what..... ?
Maybe that's not the only street it was on...
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2008, 12:24 AM
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OMG even andy does not know...

recognize the tall building?
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I'll guess that that is the north side of Portage between Smith and Donald streets. The tall building on the right is the Sterling building, where Conrad Black's father and grandfather's company occupied the second floor.

I didn't know the Capitol was once on Portage Avenue?
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I'll guess that that is the north side of Portage between Smith and Donald streets. The tall building on the right is the Sterling building, where Conrad Black's father and grandfather's company occupied the second floor.

I didn't know the Capitol was once on Portage Avenue?
That was the main entrance until the 60s.
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i thought you guys would get that right away...thats why i didnt answer....the capitol used to have its main entrance on portage...you came in and went up a flight of grand stairs....there used to be a skywalk across the back lane that took you to into the theatre...the bridge was there until MEC was built.

there is a huge picture of the portage avenue facade on the wall at the main entrance to the library.....it shows the streetscape.
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That was the main entrance until the 60s.
correct i just found this out my self today had to share it

and conrad black is from pegcity huh?
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i must say am very surprised that no-one knew this....
if you read the Portage Avenue book - it's all there

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i was surprized to find this myself
witch is why i posted it
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Wow I definately had no clue.

Thanks for posting it, its an interesting bit of information
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another pic after it was refinished
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I can remember seeing "Uncle Buck" and "The Burbs" at Kings when I was much younger...

I also remember watching "Dead Calm" in the upper theatre at the Capitol...
I remember seeing Empire Strikes back at the Kings Theater... it was smallish , but had some character. I also saw Empire (one of my favorites as a kid) at the Northstar Theater (first Dolby Sound theater in the city).. in what is now the Raddison Hotel on Portage.

I saw a few movies at the Cap .. the last being Robocop... and I saw one of the Rocky (RockyII I think) movies in the old Met.

There was also a movie theater on the airforce base in St.James.
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242 Princess Denied Tax Credit

The recommendation is to deny a heritage tax credit for renovations to 242 Princess. Reasons are posted on this pdf summary from the City's web site.

The owner wants to condo the building, but the reason for rejecting the grant is that "the assessed value and municipal taxes will not be positively influenced following conservation".

The criteria for the grants are to increase assessed values, and "be used primarily for vacant or underutilized heritage buildings" However, looking at the list of grants, very few were used in that capacity. Buildings like Roslyn Court qualified for grants, and it is hardly "underutilized".

Anyway, seems to be not a very forward-looking decision. Supporting conservation on the periphery of the established Exchange area would be a good thing.
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I have a question for the panel.

Can anyone tell me more about that really old house from 1882 on Adelaide?

It looks like at one time it coulda been a small museum like Ross House but today it is all boarded up.

Any info would be much appreciated.
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I have a question for the panel.

Can anyone tell me more about that really old house from 1882 on Adelaide?

It looks like at one time it coulda been a small museum like Ross House but today it is all boarded up.

Any info would be much appreciated.
That's called the Kelley house, after an early owner (who resided there around 1900) Thomas Kelley, who was involved in the Legislature building scandal.

I think it's on the heritage building list mainly by virtue of the fact that it's the last house to be standing in the modern-day Exchange District (besides the 1878 house on Albert), and because it managed to have retained it's Queen Anne style character so well.

I don't think it has ever been a museum or accessable to the public, but it doesn't look like anyone's lived there in a long time, either.
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That's called the Kelley house, after an early owner (who resided there around 1900) Thomas Kelley, who was involved in the Legislature building scandal.

I think it's on the heritage building list mainly by virtue of the fact that it's the last house to be standing in the modern-day Exchange District (besides the 1878 house on Albert), and because it managed to have retained it's Queen Anne style character so well.

I don't think it has ever been a museum or accessable to the public, but it doesn't look like anyone's lived there in a long time, either.
its a beutifull house yea it still has some of the origonal features inside but its in dire need of some TLC
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That's called the Kelley house, after an early owner (who resided there around 1900) Thomas Kelley, who was involved in the Legislature building scandal.

I think it's on the heritage building list mainly by virtue of the fact that it's the last house to be standing in the modern-day Exchange District (besides the 1878 house on Albert), and because it managed to have retained it's Queen Anne style character so well.

I don't think it has ever been a museum or accessable to the public, but it doesn't look like anyone's lived there in a long time, either.
Thanks I appreciate that Rob.

I didn't even know the house existed till I went looking for a place to park on Sunday night.

It's too bad about the home's current condition.

On the topic of buildings in bad condition, I was in Walker recently. Boy, that place is a lot more run down than I remembered.

Paint peeling, burnt out light bulbs, torn carpet from 1920 something. I know its a non-profit theatre, but it was kind of disheartening to see.
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