Monday, August 17, 2015

King City business landmark torn down

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Demolition of the old automotive garage and service station on the west side of Keele Street, just south of the King Road, finally happened last week.   The garage was built back in the early 1940s by Blyth J. Langdon, who later founded Langdon's Coach Lines, which became widely known as a successful school bus operator in the second half of the 1900s.   Yours truly rode a Langdon's school bus for all the years I attended high school in Aurora.   B. J. Langdon died in 1963.   Frank Unterlander was the owner and operator of the garage for most of the second half of the last century.   He passed away in 2009.   The Township of King says that so far only a demolition permit has been issued, with no word of possible future development.   The owner, King Station Inc., is currently involved in building houses in a nearby subdivision.

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Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. The stories that came out of those back bottom rooms..........high times for sure!