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Jackson Park Bandshell

The Jackson Park Bandshell has been in the news lately with Council’s decision to spend $100,000 on a feasibility study for the reuse of the site. The mayor who doesn’t care about the bandshell, and doesn’t rate it as a part of Windsor’s heritage worth protecting and bringing back into use, attempted to bully and control council into voting against the motion. At the end…
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Tunnel Bar-B-Q 2015

I recently came across this photo that I took in April, 2015 in a folder of older pictures. 2015 doesn’t feel like that long ago, but it was nearly eight years ago already. The long lost Tunnel Bar-B-Q was a local institution for generations, dating back to the the…
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2422 Gladstone Avenue

This shot above appeared in the Windsor Daily Star, December 31, 1936 in a recap of the new prominent houses built in the last year. The house on the east side of Gladstone was built by Frank N Isbey, of Michigan. Isbey was the head of the Michigan State Fair, and it appears that he never lived in the house. The house was owned and occupied by Frank & Mary Postill. Mary Postill (nee…
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Dieppe Park - c 1958

A view of the recently constructed Dieppe Park and civic auditorium site cleared for construction of the future Cleary Auditorium. The Cleary Guest House built in 1957 is visible at the east end of the park near the parking lot at the foot of Ouellette, while the rest of the…
Buildings of Windsor

St Stephen's Rectory - Oldcastle

I’d made note of this building previously, but this past weekend I finally had a chance to swing by and take a look at the rectory for St. Stephen’s Anglican Church on Howard Avenue in Oldcastle. The house while very average, and looking like many houses of…

ACO Heritage Award Nomination

I’m please to announce that was recently recognized for 20 years of hard work and education about the buildings and architectural heritage of Windsor by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) with a nomination in the ACO Public Education and Engagement Award category. While the awards were handed out Thursday night, and unfortunately we didn’t…
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