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2011 - The Year In Review

Well we’ve made it through another year… Seems like a large number of demolitions this year… Parkway demolition continued in full force, so there are probably some demolitions I missed, if so as always, add ’em in the comments. Here’s what I came up with, in no particular order at all…. This old manor at the corner of Aylmer and Riverside. Fred’s Farm…
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Ada C. Richards - Follow up

Back on the 7th, we took a final look at Ada C. Richards School. Last weekend, I swung by to take a look at the aftermath. The structure is completely gone. Just a pile of rubble remains. The sidewalk to the door remains, but lead only to bricks. Houses on side streets…
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Casino Area Demolition

Over the weekend, some more demolitions took place. This house above… …along with this one next door were both torched in a fire in April 2009. Two and a half years later, they came down over this past weekend. Sadly this large Victorian Commercial building…
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Ada C. Richards School

Over the weekend, I received a few emails that the old grade school at Ontario just west of Pillette was biting the dust. See here for photos of the demolition on Windsorite.ca. Another part of Windsor’s history again bites the dust. Designed by Albert McPhail, the school was built in 1922 and was opened as the Ontario Street School. It was eventually renamed in honour of long time…
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Recent Losses

Happy Monday everyone. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Today’s post is thanks to Google Street View and a couple of recently lost buildings in Windsor. The Whiski Jack Bar, was the victim of arson last week. So this old handsome brick building from…
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Riverside Recreation and Memorial Centre - 1957 - 2011

A few readers sent in emails to let me know that the Riverside Arena was being wiped away this holiday weekend. The building that was built by the Town of Riverside bites the dust at the age of 54, a victim of the WFCU Centre. As many may remember, the proceeds from the sale of the Riverside arena as well as the Edward Street Community Centre were all factored into the final cost of the new…
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2540 McDougall - Death Fences

I took these photos last Wednesday, so they are a week old, and it’s possible that the building is already gone. It’s not an architectural treasure, but this warehouse still tells part of the story of this part of town. McDougall between Eugenie and Gilles is…