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The X- Ray House by Campeau

Ever wonder what is behind the walls of your 1960s Campeau house? Below is a flyer for the X-Ray house that Campeau had open to the public c. 1968. Of note is the Blanchard dishwasher, manufactured by Campeau. I wonder if any of these still exist?
According to the article at the end of this post the house was in Beacon Hill, but I am not sure of the exact location within the neighbourhood.
So, step back in time and enjoy virtually visiting the X-Ray House!











Neighbourhood Spotlight - Beacon Hill South

This post is way overdue as a reader asked me a few months ago to do a post on Beacon Hill South, as I previously posted on Beacon Hill North.

Beacon Hill South has a number of different pockets, built by many builders starting in the 1950s. I am unsure of who the builders were in the oldest section of the area, Cardinal Heights, to the west. There are also some older custom designs in the east end. During the mid-20th century Minto and Campeau built in the neighbourhood, while in more recent years builders included Cameo, Campanale, Domicile, Larco, Richcraft, and Talos.

The largest portion of the area was built by Minto in the late 1960s and early 1970s. There are also a couple of in-fill sections that Minto built in the 2000s.

Below is an edited Google map where I have highlighted roughly where Campeau and Minto built homes. 



There are many plans and images included in this post, but I wanted to share everything I have!

I will be begin with plans for houses built by Minto during the mid…