Old Newspaper StoriesPhoto Du JourUnbuiltWindsor

Bank of Hamilton Building

From the April 28, 1920 issue of the Border Cities Star.

PROPOSED BORDER BANK BUILDING

The above engraving is from a sketch made by McGrifin & Smith, Toronto architects, of the proposed building for the Bank of Hamilton at the corner of Ouelllette avenue and Chatham streets, Windsor. Tenders are now being called for and it is said to be the intention of the bank to proceed with construction work as soon as possible. The front and Chatham street side of the building will probably be of stone. The bank intends to occupy the entire first floor, the other parts of the building being available for office purposes.

I have no idea why this one didn’t get built. The Bank of Hamilton merged with the Bank of Commerce in January 1924, so it’s not like the bank ceased to exist after these plans were drawn.

Too bad, this would have been nice to have downtown, although it would probably have been demolished by now even if it had been 🙂

Related posts
Old Newspaper Stories

Royal Visit of 1954

PostcardsWindsor

King George School - 1916

Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Bank Of Commerce - Ottawa Street - 1950

Apartment BuildingsOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Rogin Block - 401 Parent Avenue

Recent Comments:

  • Keith Wilson on Hofer Brewery – Front Rd – Lasalle: “The building is now privately owned and used as a warehouse. I know the owner and can assure you the…Dec 31, 07:23
  • Matthew Revington on Lafontaine House – 395 Pitt St E: “The corner of Pitt and Mercer would put this almost dead centre in the lobby of the casinoDec 16, 18:06
  • Rob Shepley on St Bernard School: “To add insult to injury, the vacant land (formerly part of Long Park and St. Bernard School) appears that it…Dec 4, 16:52
  • Rob on Walkerville Baptist Church – 1916-2019: “I wonder what's in store for the land that this will free up. With the current housing market I bet…Oct 30, 11:33
  • Kirk on Ouellette & Riverside – 1963: “Please tell me Fast Eddie's arcade is still there? I spent so many quarters there. LOLSep 30, 22:24

6 Comments

Comments are closed.