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Royal Apartments - Ouellette & Ellis

Royal Apartments – January 1953 The Royal Apartments – 2006Royal Apartments – c 1928 This building, located on the north east corner of Ouellette & Ellis was built around 1928-29 and features three stories, with ground floor retail. The entrance to the apartments is along the Ellis St facade. The architect for this one remains unidentified to date. A grand old building…
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Parkview Tower - 76 Tecumseh Rd E

While out for a walk on Canada Day, I noticed this nice mid century numbering over the front door of the Parkview Tower Apartments. I never noticed this lettering before either, there are all kinds things that you notice when you get out on foot or on a bicycle. The…
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Argon Apartments - 435 Dougall Rd. - 1982

From The Windsor Star – August 12, 1982: CAROL DE JONG, 10, and Troy Mills pedal in front of the Argon Apartments on Dougall Avenue Court orders apartment torn down A Windsor landlord was fined $300 for violating an Ontario Fire Marshal’s order to demolish the Argon Apartments at 435 Dougall Rd. Antonio Talerico was given the order last February after his building was nearly destroyed…
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Former Sandwich Town Hall

This building located at 3255 Sandwich Street was built in 1912, and designed by local architects C. Howard Crane and J.C. Pennington. It was dedicated on March 17, 1912. In addition to use as the town hall, it was also home to the Sandwich Police Station, library, courtroom…
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8325 Riverside Drive East - Seaway Towers

From December 1964, an ad above for the Seaway Towers on Riverside Drive in the town of Riverside. At 12 stories, it was one of the first high rise apartments built along the waterfront in Riverside. I love the architect’s rendering with the big old car cruising up to it. View Larger Map The building is situated on the site on an angle to maximize the amount of units with waterfront views.
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Royal Apartments

This building at Ouellette and Ellis has always caught my eye just due to the sheer size of it. While there is very little Ouellette Ave. frontage, the building runs the whole length of the block, from Ouellette to Dufferin. There is some nice detailing around the entrance…