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Last Days of the Tunnel Bar-B-Q

As everyone knows the Tunnel Bar-B-Q property was purchased by the University of Windsor as part of their new downtown campus. The property is to be redeveloped, and a new school building will rise on its site. The other day I noticed that the street between the Tunnel Bar-B-Q and the Armouries (Freedom Way) has been closed, and the fencing is going up around the building. It won’t be long…
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Former GM Plant Demolition

I finally had the opportunity over the holidays to get by and check out the demolition occurring at the old GM Transmission Plant on Kildare Rd. Looks like the demolition started on the south side, on the WWII era Border Cities Industries section, which is now, nothing more…
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2490 McDougall - Demolished

Back in May, we took a look at 2490 McDougall which was then living on borrowed time. Sometime over the last couple of weeks, the building eaters came in and wiped it away. The rear portion will continue to remain standing. Hope everyone had a nice long weekend and a happy…
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New Federal Building for 1932

Nearly 52 years ago Windsor celebrated the opening of its new Post Office. During the coming year the now-ancient building will be torn down. Also razed will be the equally decrepit and abandoned Weights and Measures building. Occupying both sites as well as the little park at the rear of the present Post Office, will rise the new Federal Building, six stories high, and costing $1,000,000.
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1077 Ouellette

The 1908 Tudor Revival house at 1077 Ouellette Ave, finally met the wrecking ball earlier this week. This house was part of a heritage fight to preserve it that ultimately lost. A nice house, and one of the least altered and most original on that stretch of Ouellette…
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Crawford & University - Then & Now

The site where Grace Hospital once stood is now wiped bare, and the grassy lot gives no clues to what was once there. Back in time a decade to 2004, and the same corner, it’s hard to remember the massive complex that stood on the same site. It’s a shame all…
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2490 McDougall

The old streamlined moderne factory building at 2490 McDougall is living on borrowed time. The building lost its canopy over the front door, and had many elements painted over and covered up. The building is a non-descript beige. This photo above shows the building in April, 2007. Seven years ago it was still white, and had its tile accents visible, and looked original, if not a little run down.
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