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#61 Holden West

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

D'oh! I can't believe I didn't see that! Good work!
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#62 phx

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

The board at the top right appears to have been moved from elsewhere on the sign.

I will guess it was "QUADRA STREET BOOT AND SHOE REPAIR DEPOT".

#63 slinkyo

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

The next question is who owned it and when? I looked in some of the old directories and no luck so far. Very few "Q"s. My guess is that it's under the owner's name..maybe. Still have quite a few years to go through and it's very time intensive.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

Actually Tatersall (west of Quadra) is having a MAJOR face lift. I grew up on that street.....I had better go get some "construction" shots.


This looks like a major upgrade.





#65 D.L.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:18 PM

I wonder if the street will have trees and shrubs planted down the middle like Finlayson does.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

I wonder if the street will have trees and shrubs planted down the middle like Finlayson does.


It doesn't look like it, most of the fancy "rain gardens" will be on the sides of the street.

http://www.saanich.c...adeProject2.pdf

http://www.saanich.c.../tattersal.html

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

^ I missed a link to another drawing.

http://www.saanich.c...adeProject1.pdf

#68 Bingo

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:54 AM

That was Elizabeth May's office before a truck went through the front door on February 7th.



David Cubberly is now using the space. Perhaps he will have better luck.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:22 PM

Elizabeth May won the election!

Visit my blog at: https://www.sidewalkingvictoria.com 

 

It has a whole new look!

 


#70 Holden West

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:03 AM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished. I guess the builders didn't realize new sidewalks were about to come through.

Tattersall is all paved and lined and looks to be almost ready for opening.
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#71 Bingo

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:15 AM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished.


Tax dollars at work.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:21 PM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished. I guess the builders didn't realize new sidewalks were about to come through.


Tattersall is now open. The stone wall is still there, and it provide a walkway close to the building. There is another sidewalk between the stone wall and the roadway. There are dedicated bike lanes on each side of the road.

The old building of strange signage fame is empty.

#73 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:26 AM

I noticed a while ago that the railing in front of this building was destroyed by a car, meaning if it hadn't been installed following the last car crash, that poor little building would have been smashed yet again. Don't loiter on that corner.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:06 PM

Revisiting this mystery, So I decided to look through old directories.

 

Here is what I found. I cannot seem to be able to find the phone number listed. 7309 or 7309X1

But it does seem that it was Tel:  E0001 at one time. 

 

But I can confirm 100% that the sign says Quadra St. Boot and Shoe Repair Depot,

Just copy pasting here and a sorry -  bit unorganized...

 

It changed names is appears to Saanich Shoe Repairing Depot.

Proprietor : Ted Hawkes who also seemed to own Saanich Realty.

 

1927, 1928,  1929 -  3582 - Quadra St Boot & Shoe Repair Depot 
 
1930 Saanich Shoe repairing Depot - 3588 Quadra
T Hawkes lives at 3582
 
1931 and 1932 - does not state business name - just streets?
1931 - States in name directory Ted Hawkes lives at 3582 and "shoe repair"
"R M D 4") phone number?
 
1934 - 3588 - Saanich shoe repair - phone E0001
Also says that T. Hawkes owns Saanich Realty
Same in 1937
 
In the 1937 directory the address was 3588 Quadra - Saanich shoe repairing depot
E0001 phone
T. Hawkes lived at 3582 Quadra - same phone
At 3588 Jackson Confection, and Saanich Realty shared the building address
 
1938 - 3582 listed as just T.. Hawkes again - tel - E0001 - name changed to Saanich Shoe repairing depot same number E0001

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