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487 Ouellette

One of the more overlooked buildings along Ouellette is the current W.S.O. office and former Bank of Nova Scotia building located at 487. It was designed by Toronto archtects Mathers & Haldenby, along with Windsor architect G.A. McElroy who acted as an associate architect on the project. It might be hard to believe but this modern looking building opened its doors in February, 1949.

Here’s how it looked when first built.

This full page ad ran in the Windsor Daily Star February 21, 1949.

Looking over the list of highlights I found this line interesting:

    “AIR CONDITIONING – This branch is one of the first in Canada to be air conditioned. Fresh air from outside is drawn in, washed, heated or cooled, humidified and circulated from the ceiling through four aluminum diffusers.”

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