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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Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

Bartlet Building - 1921

From the Border Cities Star – March 19, 1921 Designed by architect J. C. Pennington, who moved his offices to the third floor after construction. The building was developed by E. N. Bartlet who purchased the property, and the one to the west. On the corner of…
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St Bernard School

A rendering of the new school – February 15, 1930 In early 1930, it was announced that the East Windsor separate school board has engaged architect Albert Lothian, to design a nine room school, that would eventually be expanded to 25 rooms. The general plan of the…
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1056 Wyandotte St E

Architect’s Rendering – 1920 Irvin Stanley F Walker, architect, designed this building, found today at 1056 Wyandotte Street East in 1920. The building was erected for Joseph Reycraft. Reycraft’s Store specialized in Dry Goods, Men’s & Ladies wear. The architect I. S. F. Walker, was born in Detroit in 1884. By 1910 he was practicing in Detroit, but had relocated…
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Bank of Hamilton - 1920

Proposed Bank of Hamilton – Ouellette and Chatham St. 1920 Designed by Toronto architects McGiffin & Smith, this unrealized plan for a Bank of Hamilton branch at Ouellette and Chatham Streets was proposed in 1920. The building was to be covered in stone along…
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323 Ouellette - Calhoun The Hatter

Calhoun The Hatter Recent renovations at 323 Ouellette have uncovered a long lost sign for Calhoun The Hatter. While very dirty, the sign is painted gold leaf on the back of an original glass window for the shop. The store appears to have been a Canadian chain, and was one of the original tenants of the Paramount Building, when it opened in 1927. Sadly the building has been long…
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Buildings of WindsorPostcards

Walkerville Bank of Commerce - 1915

Postcard view – postmarked 1915 A postcard view of the former Bank of Commerce at the corner of Devonshire and Assumption. The postcard above was postmarked in 1915, and the photo is probably pretty close to that date. The bank was designed by Albert Kahn and…