Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

1501 Tecumseh Rd E

While doing some research over the last little while, I found reference to a new, previously unknown (to me at least) architect in Windsor from the late 1920’s named Charles L Archibald. He appears to have been located in Walkerville, and was the architect for several projects for Marsden, Fawcett & Cameron, builders & contractors in the 1927-1928 period. A few of their projects were to build buildings to house Loblaws Grocery Stores. One of the buildings remains standing today as Motor Burger on Erie St near Parent, and another one is on the south east corner of Tecumseh & Gladstone. This block with stores on the lower level and apartments above (built 1928), remains in pretty decent shape.

Photo from SWODA

The photo above shows the building as it looked in 1950. The lower level has been reclad, but all in all it’s architecturally in very good condition. As you can see on the left side of the building, Loblaws was still in place 22 years after construction.

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Recent Comments:

  • Ronald W. Reaume on Reaume Community Centre Subdivsion – 1924: “This was very informative. A lot of the Reaume history. I had no idea.Thankyou.May 18, 09:18
  • JM on 1501 Tecumseh Rd E: “I was not aware that this was a Loblaws at one time. Was the building immediately to the East not…May 17, 22:13
  • Andrew on 1493 Parent Ave: “Not sure if it was JM. I always default to no in these situations. Hopefully someone from the parish saved…Apr 28, 12:02
  • JM on 1493 Parent Ave: “Was the cornerstone preserved?Apr 28, 11:34
  • JM on Proposed New Downtown Market – 1996: “It is unfortunate that this project was not completed. Properly located, it would have been an asset to the downtown.…Apr 23, 07:11

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