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Grace Hospital Nurses' Residence

One of my favourite buildings on the Grace Hospital complex, is the Brett Building, at the corner of University & Oak. The photo above appeared in the Windsor Star – December 12, 1953: “The steel girders going into place for the new nurses’ residence at Grace Hospital are giving shape to the building which has been so long needed by the Salvation Army hospital. The…
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New Home Of Studebaker

A while back we took a look at this building located on the south west corner of Chatham & Pelissier Streets. Recently I uncovered this rendering of the building that appeared in the Evening Record, May 30, 1917. Along with the rendering the following article also…
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Cooper Court

From the Border Cities Star – May 30, 1925: COOPER COURT, FINEST OF BORDER RESIDENCES Above is a general view of Cooper Court, taken from the front. It gives a good idea of the magnificent proportions of the handsome residence, and of the beautiful grounds which…
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Outdoor Phone Booths For Windsor

Something that I, and most readers will, remember being everywhere while growing up, but with the rise of the mobile phone, is likely to all but disappear over the next little while… I have to say I found it surprising that they are as you as this, I would have expected them to have been around much longer than 65 years… From the Windsor Daily Star – November 14, 1946 Little…
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The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount Windsor Theatres, Limited. Designed by Nichols, Sheppard and Masson, archi- tects. Equity Building, the playhouse will…
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