Walker Power Building – Starting at the top

by lulujane on May 4, 2009

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I have been sitting on a huge pile of images that I shot inside the historic Walker Power Building in Walkerville, Ontario about one year ago.  I have been conflicted as I go through them.  I like things to be pretty, beautiful, strikingly significant and this is why I brought in Photoshop to help me work with them a bit.  I still haven’t gone through all of them, but it is my intention, over the next little while to post a few of them, a little bit at a time.

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Touring the interior of this building made me sad.  In my opinion the building is structurally sound.  My understanding is that tenants put up their own walls, creating their work spaces without regard for any codes that the building/fire department would require.  When the building was closed, many tenants left ugly remnants/broken furniture pieces, etc. behind them.  This feels disrespectful to the magnificence of this imposing structure.

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Motor on top floor formerly used to power the elevator

Motor on top floor formerly used to power the elevator

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I would like the building to stay, not be torn down.  The building is for sale, but so far, no takers.

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As I indicated earlier, more photos will come – this is my first offering.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

shooze 05.04.09 at 12:19 pm

I love these shots… now I need to see more!!!!! please!!

lulujane 05.04.09 at 12:30 pm

Because I took so many pictures, it will take time, a few at a time, to post more. Because a lot of the tenants left a lot of trash, and for other reasons I guess, parts of the building were a mess. It made me sad. Thanks much for your positive comments.

Darren 05.04.09 at 2:38 pm

i keep wishing i could take some photos in there. i see beauty in little things, so the interior would be quite interesting.

Owen 05.04.09 at 3:59 pm

Yeah, Darren, myself and Laura Berry have been itching to get inside for photos, how did you ever get in!! I miss the interior, haven’t been in there since I was a kid

holly 05.13.09 at 7:24 am

This is one of my favourite buildings in Windsor. I’ve wanted to get inside and take some photos, but am not brave enough to trespass even though there are doors that are open… Thanks for showing how lovely this building is.

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