DemolitionEssex Countygoing, going, gone...

Old Essex Fire Hall – Victoria Avenue – Essex

I got an email from a reader Erik S. who let me know that now that the new fire hall in Essex is open, that the old one, shown above was going to meet the wrecking ball, probably later today.

I must admit, my Essex County knowledge is very limited.

Erik said he thought the hall was built about 1912, making it the oldest hall in Essex County that was still in use. The brass pole that was inside, was moved to the new hall, and the story has it that it was a gift from the Windsor Fire Department, and that it came from the Pitt Street hall. I’m not sure if it was old, old hall, or the one from the 1920’s that was later replaced by the one on Goyeau.

Either way a bit of Essex County history is due to bite the dust. If anyone is out that way, or has any pictures of the hall past or present or during demolition to share, I’d love to see them.

Related posts
DemolitionOld Ads

Osterhout's Confectionary - 333 Ouellette

DemolitionLost WindsorOld Newspaper Stories

Downtown Demolitions - 1961

DemolitionOld PhotographsPostcardsWindsor

Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

DemolitionLost WindsorOld Photographs

Municipal Court House - 1961

Recent Comments:

  • Jo-Anne on Hofer Brewery: “I am one of Vital’s Benoit granddaughters. My Dad, Allan was the second youngest of Vital’s children. I would also…Sep 15, 19:28
  • Sarah on Walkerville Tourist Camp Honeymoon Nest: “I love this! We have lost so much of our interesting history here in Windsor. Have you had much luck…Aug 26, 19:33
  • JM on Osterhout’s Confectionary – 333 Ouellette: “Great story! I really like to read about the ‘human element’ behind these buildings and businesses; a part of Windsor…Aug 24, 07:45
  • Whitney on 888 Chilver: “I grew up in this house. When we moved in, everything was falling apart. It was the quintessential “money pit”.…Aug 21, 02:47
  • Dominic on Diana Restaurant – Leamington – 1954: “Sherry, you are correct, Diana Restaurant was owned by George, Nick and Gus, but it was sold on August 25th…Aug 16, 13:13

5 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *