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Owen Sound - Southwestern Ontario
Grey County. Photo © Mark Visser

'Lost forever' 1967-2009

Tower Information

Location: 1799 20th Street East
Signage: PPG
Built: around 1967. demolished 2009

Image from Budget Demolition
PPG Glass Plant
produced mostly residential glass

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Area information
The area was named 'Owen's Sound' in honour of Admiral Sir Captain Owen Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (Fitzwilliam's older brother).
Originally known as Sydenham, it was first settled in 1841 by Charles Rankin. Prior to that the area had been inhabited by the Ojibway people. The city gained its current name in 1851 and was incorporated in 1857.
Its proximity on Georgian Bay gave it access to the upper Great Lakes, while major rail lines easily moved the cargo across the land.
Some famous residents:
- Dr. Norman Bethune - Pioneer of public medicine
- William Avery 'Billy' Bishop - World War I flying ace
- Bill Hewitt - Legendary hockey broadcaster (son of Foster Hewitt) City of Owen Sound
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