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…
Old Ads

Reaume Community Centre Subdivsion - 1924

Ad from 1924 The early 1920s were boom years in the Border Cities, with land to the east of the city of Windsor being the big movers. The Reaume Organization was one of the larger land developers in the area. Ulysses Guy Reaume, was the mayor of Ford City, eventually the…
Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

1045 Parent - William J Carter Residence

This house at 1045 Parent Avenue, was built in 1926, by local architect William J Carter as his residence. It has survived relatively unscathed over the years, a fate many of its contemporaries have not been so fortunate to endure. William J Cater was an interesting man, he was born in Windsor in 1897, and studied architecture and engineering in night classes at Cass Tech in Detroit.
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DemolitionLost WindsorWindsor

1493 Parent Ave

On the north west corner of Parent & Shepherd, a few blocks south of Ottawa Street has risen this four-plex on what was for the better part of a decade a vacant lot. Image from Google Streetview From 2010, until the recent construction of the new building in late…
Unbuilt

Proposed New Downtown Market - 1996

Here’s an unbuilt one from more recent days. Despite this proposal dating to 1996, I do not remember this plan at all. With the eviction of the vendors from the old city market, with expiring leases in 1997, the city had proposed to build a combination parking garage…
Buildings of WindsorWindsor

936 Windermere - Charles S Porter Residence

I have always been a fan of this house on Windermere Rd in Walkerville, just south of Niagara. The City Heritage Inventory lists this one as being built in 1916 by J.C. Pennington, but I think that that notation refers to an earlier house on the property, also owned by Porter. An article appeared in the paper in 1926, with the photo above, crediting the house to Pennington & Boyde.
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Old Ads

2031 Vimy Ave

Ad from 1929 Harley Kerr was a prominent building and developer in South Walkerville in the pre-depression days. In fact it seems he built and designed most of the block of Vimy between Kildare & Byng. The house above in the ad was then 71 Vimy. It looks like today…
Notable Windsorites

Edgar Nelson Bartlet 1862-1927

E. N. Bartlet – 1927 With last week’s article about the Bartlet building, some questions came up about who was the building named after? I did some research over the last week and came up with the obituary for Edgar Nelson Bartlet, the man who built the…