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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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Men Who Designed Windsor - Albert McPhail

From the Windsor Star, December 13, 1961: ALBERT H. MCPHAIL ARCHITECT, 73, DIES Albert Harold (Bert) McPhail, 73, architect for several of Windsor’s most prominent downtown business and office buildings and a resident of this city for the past 46 years, died Tuesday at Metropolitan General Hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. McPhail was born in Bruce Mines, Ontario, but…
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