At Shawn’s request in yesterday’s comments, today’s photos will show the Windsor Club. While not terribly exciting, the club’s history is a long one. Most people don’t get regular invites to the 14th floor, so Doors Open provided a rare chance to get up and check out the exclusive club.
The Windsor Club was founded in 1903, setting up shop in what is now Jason’s. The house originally sat on the corner of Ouelltte and Chatham, and when the Bank of Montreal wanted to build a new bank on the site, theVital Ouelltte house was sold to the Windsor Club, and moved one lot east, to where it sits today.
It was according to the the Newspaper article at the time, the first brick building moved in Windsor.
Since then the club has had a few different homes over the years, I believe that they lost the house during the Depression. It looks like they occupied their current space since 1994.
Membership isn’t cheap, there is an initiation fee of $1,250.00; annual dues of $1,200.00; a yearly capital levy of $240.00 and a minimum spending of $200.00 in the club on food/drink.
According to their literature, the club features 180 dregee views of the city and the river
With 105 years of history under its belt, the Windsor Club is certainly a big part of Windsor’s history. A big thank you goes out to Agnes and the rest of the club for participating in Doors Open 2008.