1903 Office/Shop Building, Downtown, Oakville

A couple of local business owners talked to the grand-daughter of W. S. Davis, the builder of this lovely old urban building in 2002 about buying the building and reclaiming the historic facades for which I’d found some documentary evidence. (My offices were upstairs.) What you see on the Lakeshore Road (South) Elevation is the proposed result. What you see at the Church Street (North) Elevation was the proposed new entrance (and second exit) for my to-be-renovated offices. For various reasons it didn’t fly, the building was sold, and a few new street-front facades have come and gone. Happily, the building endures.

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

Existing South Elevation, Lakeshore Rd.

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

Proposed South Elevation, Lakeshore Rd.

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

Existing North Elevation, Church St.

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

Proposed North Elevation, Church St.