RenderingsWindsor

New Studebaker Service Station – 1917

Architect’s rendering of the building – May 30, 1917

With all the focus lately on the redevelopment of the former Loop building (and new home of Quicken Loans), the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has moved into the buildings across the street. The buildings had been vacant since the closure of the City Beer Market and Chatham Street Grill in 2013 and 2009, respectively. The rendering above shows the building as it appeared at the time of construction in 1917. In the 1920s, additional floors were added to the building located on the south west corner of Pelissier and Chatham Streets.

The first floor of the Studebaker Service Station was built to act as a sales room, along with some minor repairs, while the second and third floors were built for large repair jobs. The upper floors were serviced by a large freight elevator.

The building to the west was built just before this project, and was also designed by the same architect, Gilbert Jacques. It was built as the Windsor Hydro offices. Gilbert Jacques moved his offices to the second floor of the building.

Related posts
Old PhotographsPostcardsRenderingsWindsor

Great War Memorial - 1923

RenderingsUnbuilt

Great War Veterans Association - Proposed Hall - 1919

Apartment BuildingsRenderingsWindsor

Farrell Apartments - 1929 - Moy & Assumption

PostcardsWindsor

King George School - 1916

Recent Comments:

  • Keith Wilson on Hofer Brewery – Front Rd – Lasalle: “The building is now privately owned and used as a warehouse. I know the owner and can assure you the…Dec 31, 07:23
  • Matthew Revington on Lafontaine House – 395 Pitt St E: “The corner of Pitt and Mercer would put this almost dead centre in the lobby of the casinoDec 16, 18:06
  • Rob Shepley on St Bernard School: “To add insult to injury, the vacant land (formerly part of Long Park and St. Bernard School) appears that it…Dec 4, 16:52
  • Rob on Walkerville Baptist Church – 1916-2019: “I wonder what's in store for the land that this will free up. With the current housing market I bet…Oct 30, 11:33
  • Kirk on Ouellette & Riverside – 1963: “Please tell me Fast Eddie's arcade is still there? I spent so many quarters there. LOLSep 30, 22:24