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Marlborough Park - 1929

An interesting look back at the proposed development of Marlborough Park. Planned to fill the space south of old Sandwich Town, and to act as a residential bridge to the anticipated boom coming in Ojibway. It’s neat to note that what is Felix today, was planned as an…
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Diane Shoes - 1939

From the Windsor Daily Star – December 30, 1939: After alterations are completed the new greater Diane Shoe Store will be located on Ouellette avenue in the present building. The new store will have three times its former floor space, with the first floor, basement…
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J. Clark Keith Hydro Plant

Located in Brighton Beach, the J. Clark Keith coal powered hydro plant was opened in 1953, and was demolished in 1997. Below is a rendering that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star, February 19, 1949: These first architects’ drawings of the $21,000,000 Windsor steam hydro generating plan which will go into construction in the Brighton Beach area this spring were released today by the Hydro…
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Suggested Civic Centre

This comes from regular reader Mike F. who came across this rendering from the Border Cities Star, November 1, 1930: Location of the proposed new Canadian National Railways station on the riverfront, at the foot of Windsor avenue, with a city hall square at the…
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Osterhout Building - Pitt Street East - 1914

From the Evening Record – February, 1914: The first three-story building for the new business section on Pitt Street between Goyeau and Ouellette avenues, will be erected by Mr. Peter Osterhout. Plans have been prepared by Leybourne & Whitney, architects. Clay brick will be used in the construction. Looks like this one sat where the parking garage is today, or possibly the Dean…
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