Saturday, May 12, 2007

North Bay Masonic Temple

As part of Doors Open North Bay, the North Bay Masonic Temple was opened to outside visitors to get a glimpse of what is contained within.

The building is located at 183 First Ave West.

The Temple was built in 1928. The outside still retains much of the original masonry except for the back of the building (25 feet) which had to be rebuilt for structural reasons (there is no stone work for whatever reason on this section of the building).

The meeting room is on the second floor and has an interesting carpet which has Masonic images including the Square and Compass symbol. It is common knowledge within the lodge that the carpet was actually purchased from Eaton's and not specially ordered.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Road Construction on Lakeshore Dr

Road construction again!!!! Last summer they were digging up the road in the same area. Wonder if they'll get it right this time!! Actually they were digging a little farther down but it sure feels like the same area is being worked on!!!

Crane at North Bay Mall

Work being done to the North Bay Mall. Renovations for the new Hart Stores appear to be underway again. Late last month, work stoppage orders had been posted inside the mall. There are rumours that along with the Hart Stores, there will also be a grocery store. The old Mother's Pizza / Bingo Hall may again be a restaurant - if the latest rumours are to be believed.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sears shopping cart & Chippewa Creek

Sears shopping cart ("borrowed" from Northgate Shopping Centre) and now resting in the middle of Chippewa Creek near Regina Street & Second Ave E.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

ONR Engine

ONR Engine 2102 resting at the back of the North Bay Yard (behind the radio stations on the overpass).
I believe that the engine is a EMD SD75I (the former General Motors Electro Motive Division).

Midway @ Lee Park

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Lee Park, North Bay, Ontario
This is just a simple attempt (feeble at that) to have a photo journal of North Bay, Ontario and area.