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THE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER

Having always been fascinated by towers, I first designed a tower-cottage in high school, where I received one of the highest marks in Quebec for the drafting course I was enrolled in.  I vowed one day to build one.  Several years ago the time came, and I took on what would be described as my…

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THE FRENCH BALCONY’S HISTORIC DOORS

One of the two upstairs bedroom includes a small, usable balcony that extends into the cathedral room; it overlooks the living and dining room.  Having fallen in love with Paris, the thought of a French balcony came to mind. A few years ago during a period when I was caretaker of the old St. Mary’s…

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ALGOMA STEAMBATH DOOR

Thunder Bay has the largest Finnish population outside the homeland, so it should come as no surprise that saunas are important to them, being Scandinavian.  In 1979 controversy arose over the potential demolition of a historic large steam bath building.   As a university student at the time I got wind of this, and after a…

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