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Published on July 10, 2014

The building at 221 Duckworth Street in St. John’s, as seen in 1981-1982. The Cabot Building, as it was known, was the home of the CJYQ 930 (Q) radio station.  Part of St. John's Lane can be seen in the photo. — Photo courtesy of City of St. John's Archives, Photo No. 26-01-085.

 

Published on July 10, 2014

The building at 221 Duckworth Street in St. John’s, as seen in 1988. At the time, it was home to both Country 99 FM and 93/CJYQ radio. — Photo courtesy of City of St. John's Archives, Photo No. 11-05-229.

Published on July 10, 2014

Working in the Q radio building — now officially the South Beach Building — from 1987 to 1989, Heidi O’Guntke went by the on air name Kristine Daniels and covered major news events from her base in the downtown studios, including the Royal Visit 1988 with Prince Edward. Her press pass for the visit is shown here. — Submitted photo

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Radio DJ Lisa Gushue is seen here inside the control room at CJYQ in 1990. — Submitted photo

Published on July 10, 2014

— The building at 221 Duckworth Street in St. John’s, as seen in October 1991. At the time, it was home to the book store WordPlay. — Photo courtesy of City of St. John's Archives, Photo No. 11-05-533.

Published on July 10, 2014

The design for the recognizable building at 221 Duckworth, as seen today. It highlights the art deco elements included in the original structure and includes an extension to the original building. It became reality as part of a carefully planned and executed renovation and restoration project, completed in 2009 by Noel O’Dea and PropertyWorks, with architect Beaton Sheppard. — Submitted image   

Published on July 10, 2014

Included in an ultimately successful application for a Southcott Award from the Newfoundland Historic Trust were photos of the restoration work being completed at 221 Duckworth Street. The restoration was completed in spring 2009. — Submitted photo

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The South Beach Building, 221 Duckworth Street, July 2014. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram

Published on July 10, 2014

The restoration work at 221 Duckworth Street included careful consideration of elements to emphasize the building’s historic art deco elements. It went right down to the choice of colours — meant to reflect the streets of Miami, where an art deco style was more commonly spotted. In this photo, you can see various colours were spot tested on the building’s exterior. — Submitted photo  

Published on July 10, 2014

Windows were replaced during the restoration project in the 2000s. One of the same windows, at the back of the building, had been replaced more than the others, according to former Q Radio dj Brian Madore. It suffered when rocks were thrown by night shifters without keys — trying to catch the attention of whomever was inside. — Submitted photo

Published on July 10, 2014

The South Beach Building, as it is officially known today, is easy to spot at 221 Duckworth Street. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

When a social media post wondered aloud about the future of the building at 221 Duckworth Street in July 2014, there was a wave of comments in response. Some were on the future, but plenty were on past uses of the building, leading to a story in our print and digital editions. You can read it here. The collection of photos includes pictures submitted by individuals who worked at the location, along with contributions from the City of St. John's archives and The Telegram’s photographer Rhonda Hayward. We welcome further submissions at telegram@thetelegram.com.

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