NewsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Mid Century Fans…

I need your opinion.

The building below built in 1957, by Windsor Architectural Firm Johnson & McWhinnie is threatened with demolition. If anything the death knell has been sounded. It is located on the Windsor Waterfront at the foot of Ouellette Ave. It is known as the Cleary Guest House, having been erected by Lawyer E.A. Cleary in 1957. E.A. Cleary was the son of Francis Cleary who served as mayor of Windsor from 1883-1885.

From the standpoint of being built by a renowned local architectural firm and the pedigree of the structure, it is important from that end.

It is a multi-use facility, housing a snack bar on the lower level, as well as restrooms. The second floor serves as a covered observation deck. The plan calls for its demolition and replacment with a new comfort station nearby.

A recent complaint about demoliton came from a concered citizen who thought it was an important example of mid-century civic architecture.

So what’s your opinion? Is it an important architectural structure, or a peice of shite? Is it worth saving?

Please post your comments below.


Related posts
Lost WindsorNewsWindsor

Windsor: Then & Now


St George's Walkerville - 2017

Old PhotographsWindsor

391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Notable WindsoritesWindsor

H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

Recent Comments:

  • Robert Mowat on Oliver Mowat Perry: “James or Nancy, Do you know the origins of Oliver’s middle name? It is the same as my last name.Oct 20, 16:12
  • Mark on 711 Riverside Drive East: “Amazing it’s still standing. Hope they find a good use for it for generations to come.Oct 17, 02:03
  • Sam on Assumption Cemetery: “Did anyone find Cornelius Sexton?Oct 6, 22:03
  • Jo Nugent on Riverfront Follies Nightclub – c. 1973: “I have been trying to remember the owners of Tracy Starr’s and The Ultimate Topless Body Rub. Marty Handleman, but…Sep 29, 15:53
  • Jo-Anne on Hofer Brewery: “I am one of Vital’s Benoit granddaughters. My Dad, Allan was the second youngest of Vital’s children. I would also…Sep 15, 19:28


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *