Our ramble took out out to Cape Rock, left on Rand Street, left on Green Acres Drive, then to the corner of Rivercrest Drive, where this set of buildings dominated the sky. I was captivated by the roof gardens, big bay windows and different shapes and stairwells.
Mother said she had seen the place before, but I know I never had. (Click on the photos to make them larger.)
How old is it?
The view from the east looking west is equally interesting.These are not your normal cookie cutter apartments.
When I turned around, I noticed through a gap that the apartments on the other side of the street had a view of the river.
There was a woman standing in the garage of one of those apartments, so I asked her how long her neighbors had been there. I don’t remember if she said 50 or 60 years or 60 or 70 years. Whichever it was, I told Mother, that sounded way too old.
Just about that time, a young women came down the driveway walking a dog. She thought the apartments were built in the 1970s. which meant that the first woman might not have been far off in her lower range. Second woman said she moved in after visiting a friend and discovering how pet-friendly it was. (Judging by the piles I had to avoid stepping in, I’ll have to agree with her assessment.)
Her apartment, she said, doesn’t have a river view, but some of the others and the roofs do.
I don’t know how I missed seeing it all these years. Just goes to show that there’s always another road you haven’t taken.