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The Windsor Travelodge

From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection

The other day I was down at the Municipal Archives, when I stumbled across these plans drawn up by Johnson-McWhinnie for a hotel project that never happened.


From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection

Check out the old 1964 era Travelodge logo… The plans called for the hotel to be located at 930 Ouellette Ave.


Photo from Google Earth

From my calculations, that would put the hotel about where the apartment building is today.


From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection

Had it been built, the manager would have had a pretty spacious suite.


From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection


From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection


From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection

A few colour renderings show what could have been…

If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to check out the Municipal Archives in the basement of the main branch of the library.

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