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Prince Edward Hotel - 1971

While looking for some information about Patrick Maguire a local engineer who designed many of the high rise buildings in Windsor, I came across this article from 1971, when plans were to convert the Prince Edward Hotel into an apartment building for seniors. Here lies the Prince … 49 years of nostalgia By DAVE AGNEW – Windsor Star December 10, 1971 There was no August 1. Time…
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Cenotaph to Jackson Park - 1932

Councilors Favor Moving War Memorial – May 23, 1932 – The Essex County War Memorial, shown above, may be moved to a new location in Jackson Park as a result of the application that has been made to the council for a permit to erect a gas station on adjoining…
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Pitt Street Property Dispute - 1912

Pitt street is marching right to the front as part of Windsor’s business section. This view shows the old blacksmith shop between Ouellette and Goyeau, which has been purchased by Joseph Appelbe as the site of the new vaudeville theatre. There is a dispute over part of…
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Royal Visit of 1954

When thinking of Royal Visits to Windsor, the Royal Visits of 1939, 1951 & 1984 spring to mind. While the English Royal family has made several visits to our fair city over the years, one that’s little known, and largely forgotten, is the Royal Visit of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassi I, Emperor of Ethiopia, who spent the night in Windsor, during a North American visit in 1954. In…
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Metropolitan Building - February 1929

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1929 Changes in the skyline of downtown Windsor are reflected in the towering new Metropolitan Building, now nearing completion on West London Street. Photo shows the 10-storey business block in the hands of bricklayers, who are enclosing the reinforced concrete structure with a steadily rising layer of face brick of a light buff color. Back…
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