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Castle Barra Apartments Gone Kitchener
1930 - 2010

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    Birth  Constructed 1930  399 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Died  demolished 2010 
    Person ID  I237  Properties
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2011 

  • Notes 
    • Built in 1930 by Molly Marquette. Many different stories about her and the building's existence exist. In the 1928 City directory Molly Marquett is listed as living at 260 King Street East Apt F., Kitchener along with Harold (a salesman), Hilda (an operator), and Dorothea (works for Mutual Life Insurance). By 1930 acccording they all have moved into Castle Barra at 399 Queen Street South, Kitchener.


      Kitchener - New life may be breathed into the historic Barra Castle on Queen Street South in Kitchener.

      A local planner has received approval from Heritage Kitchener, who wants to save the original part of the structure, build in 1930. Today's Record reports, Paul Puopolo, from the IBI Group in Kitchener, plans to demolish the back of the building, which is essentially falling down, while restoring the front, which measures 36-hundred square feet.
      The building has been off limits for two years, ever since inspectors deemed it unsafe due to numerous building and fire code violations. The proposal would involve adding more residences and business to the structure, which currently houses three apartments. Kitchener's Development and Technical Services Committee will take up the issue on September 14th, and it will go before council on the 22nd. The planner's offer to buy the building expires at the end of this month.1a

      1a570 News Radio 2 Sep 2009

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