From the AM 800 Website:
Two historical signs in Walkerville have been stolen from a construction site.
The bronze signs were posted at the corner of Walker Road and Wyandotte
Street East in 1934 as part of the underpass. They were scheduled to be moved
to Windsor’s Community Museum for preservation and display, but they went
missing on Friday.
Anyone with information is asked to call Windsor Police or Crimestoppers.
I only hope that whoever stole them, is a historian, and not taking them to the scrap yard for scrap metal by the pound.
Thanks to reader Rich B. for the heads up on this item… However, if they went “missing” on Friday, why did it take until the following Wednesday, almost 5 full days to break the news to the public? By now they could be melted down into a hunk of bronze, and nobody would be any wiser.
Typical in a City where culture and history is a secondary thought. In a real city items of a historical nature like this would have been removed first thing at the start of the project and moved to the museum. In Windsor, it happens when they get to it.
In the meatime enjoy your Peace Beacon, New Bus Terminal,
Daimler Chrysler The New Chrysler, LLC building, (and Parking Garage), and eastend arena.
Here’s a new motto for King Eddie, “Windsor, where history and culture are an afterthought”.
It had to have been an inside job, or utter incompetence. Either way, they would have had to have been removed by the contractor. Those two plaques were seriously mounted to the underpass, and would be hard to remove without attracting attention.
Only here. Things like this make me ashamed to be a resident of this city.
PS – For more good news, stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of another 300 or so job losses.