2009 - The Year In Review

Sadly, 2009 goes into the books as another banner year for demolitions. JANUARY – PRINCE OF WALES 1918 – 2009. To be replaced with the new Engineering Building at the University of Windsor. JANUARY – ROYALE TAVERN c. 1920 – 2009. Replaced by a Shoppers Drug Mart. FEBRUARY – LEAR WINDSOR 1965 – 2009. Vacant lot, possible reuse as a parking lot. FEBRUARY…
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Misspelled Signs

Conveniece? Google is your friend, or even a dictionary. Now, I know that my spelling isn’t always spot on… But at least I didn’t spell the website name wrong 😉 Did you mean? I think you did&#8230…

Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview…

1650 Howard Avenue

Today home to a church or two, this buff brick beauty on Howard Ave just north of Tecumseh Rd., was built around 1938 as a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. The building was designed by the Toronto Architectural Firm of Chapman & Oxley. Some of their more notable works include the Princess Gate at the CNE in downtown Toronto as well as the original wing of the Royal Ontario Museum. A neat little…
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Design Studio g+G Architects

This former power station at 1057 Walker Road was designed and built by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario in 1914. It was known as Hydro Sub Station Number 1, and was in service until 2002 or so, when it was decommissioned by EnWin. The blueprints for the…

We Have A Winner!

Using the the simple and fair random number generator found on, we have a winner. There were 50 comments left, so everyone had a 1 in 50 chance of winning and after plugging in the data: The winner is the author of Post # 16, mike k. Congratulations to mike, and…

First Baptist Church

Back in February 2008, we took a look at the First Baptist church at the corner of Mercer & Tuscarora in downtown Windsor. At the time, I had said that I knew little about the building’s history. A little research this year, has uncovered a bit more. From the Evening Record, May 17, 1915: The above is a perspective of the new First Baptist Church to be erected at Mercer and Tuscarora.
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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Located at the corner of Park & Victoria in Downtown Windsor, St. Andrew’s was built in 1895. Designed in the Romanesque Revival style which was all the style for the 1890’s, the building is a great example of the style of architecture. This entrance was…

Calendar Giveaway

Seeing as the holiday season is fast approaching upon us, here’s a gift from me to you. I have one copy of the excellent 2010 Detroit Historical Calendar that I’m going to be giving away to one lucky reader. To enter into the draw, all you have to do is leave a…