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CPR Communications Building

I have always wondered about this building on Caron Ave. near Riverside Dr. I figured it was some kind of utility building like a Bell switching station or something. Looking over my architectural list, I noticed this building listed as being built in 1965, by architect Robert Langlois. It’s listed as the C.P.R. Communications Building. Sometimes you stumble across some neat old history on buildings.

So Rail Experts (I’m looking at you Doug), what would have happened in this building?

For those of you wondering what else Langlois is responsible for in the city, here’s what I have on him (Location, Year, Building):

Langlois, Robert Prince Rd. 1959 I. O. D. E. Memorial Hospital (additions & alterations)
Langlois, Robert 445 Glengarry Ave. 1959 Windsor F. P. .5/59 High Rise Apartment Building Phase II
Langlois, Robert 834 Raymo 1963 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Langlois, Robert Goyeau St. 1965 Bell Telephone Co. (addition)
Langlois, Robert Caron and Riverside Dr.1965 C. P. R. Communications Building
Langlois, Robert 7830 Edgar 1966 St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Langlois, Robert 2000 Talbot Rd.1968 St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
Langlois, Robert 4401 Mt. Royal 1976 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Langlois-Jordan Associated Architects Institutional Sunset Ave. 1977 Business Administration Bldg.- University of Windsor

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