Sandwich First Baptist Church

One of only two National Historic Sites in Windsor, the Sandwich First Baptist Church on Peter Street in Windsor’s far west end, was built around 1851. Records indicate the congregation officially began around 1840, with worship being held in a log cabin the congregation built. Shortly after that Queen Victoria & the Crown, gave a land grant to the congregation, and in August, 1851 the…
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Returns For Leukemia - 2010

Returns For Leukemia is a fundraiser held by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 12R24 in partnership with The Beer Store to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). On the weekend of May 29 and 30, customers will be invited to…

Canadian Bread Bakers & Pastries

I stumbled across this building a few years ago, but I have been unable to determine much about it… Located on the south east corner of Curry & Rooney Streets, the building features construction with glazed bricks. The sign on the exterior indicates Canadian Bread Bakers & Pastries, while Naples Pizza is located on the Curry Street side. The building shows up on the 1937 Fire…
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Victoria School

Today’s post features a subject suggested by a reader, today we take a look at Victoria Public School. Victoria Public School was opened in 1922, and designed by Windsor architect Albert McPhail. While Victoria Avenue is named after Victoria Dougall, the daughter of…
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Windsor From Above - 1930

As we head into the long weekend, today’s photo comes again from the Detroit News archives, this one was shot on a hazy July 12, 1930 There are some amazing parts of Windsor captured in this 80 year old photo. A nice view of Downtown Detroit is also visible in this…
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837 Felix - Return To The Crooked House

We last visited this house back in 2007, but along with many of its neighbours, it is now one of many vacant boarded up houses along Felix. Back in 2003 things were much nicer in the area, what a difference a few years makes… Even if these house don’t get demolished, they are well on their way to demolition by…
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Royal Bank - Tecumseh & Albert

This is a building I’ve always liked. The Royal Bank branch at Tecumseh and Albert. While the building has suffered through a terrible window job, the building is still a classic. It was designed in 1929 by architect Sumner Godfrey Davenport. Davenport was the chief…
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The Ritz Hotel

Photo From The Collection of Windsor’s Community Archives In all the discussions of buildings we’ve lost along the waterfront, rarely do I ever hear any mention of what was known in its last years as the Ritz Hotel. Located at the north west corner of Riverside…