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Walkerville High School

From the Border Cites Star, June 23, 1921: Sketch of the design accepted by the Walkerville School Board for the new high school to be erected at a cost of $450,000. It was prepared by Boyd (sic) and Thomson of Windsor. The new building will be located on Huron street, between Devonshire and Monmouth roads. It will be of a gray-buff color (sic) and will contain 24 class-rooms in addition to…
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3209 Church Street

I have always been interested in the odd spattering of old model homes around South Windsor, which are all related to various subdivision projects of the late 1920’s that were killed by the depression. This one at 3209 Church St., just south of Norfolk. An ad for the…
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Brewster Projects - Detroit

Happy Friday everyone… Here we are again, and today we’ll head across the river to take a look at this great rendering of the original plans for the Brewster Projects. The photo is dated April 11, 1936, and the caption of the back reads: Brewster – (East Side) slum clearance project – 11 blocks, bounded by Rowena, Brewster, St. Antoine & Rivard The project was…
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Proposed Empress Theatre

The rendering above from The Evening Record – October 14, 1913. Architect Unknown. “The above is the archltect’s perspective of the new proposed Empress Theatre, which will he erected opposite the Joseph Appelbe Company’s stores on Pitt street. The…
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Proposed Sandwich Swimming Pool

As talk continues about municipal swimming pools, I thought this proposal from 1931, that was never realized might be appropriate. Another one for the unbuilt files… From the Border Cities Star, August 12, 1931: HERE is the drawing made by Mr. Robert M. Thompson…
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Proposed St. Clare's Church

Hands down one of my favourite buildings in the city. From the Border Cities Star September 4, 1930: This is an architect’s drawing of the new St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church, which will rise in the near future on Tecumseh Road, between Pelissier street and Victoria avenue. The church is modernistic in design, and will be unique in this respect in the Border Cities, and perhaps in…
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Proposed Pavilion For Riverside Park

From the Evening Record August 8, 1914: The above is the perspective of the pavilion which the park committee proposes to erect in River Side park at the foot of Bruce avenue, The structure will be unlike anything Windsor has ever erected. The frame work will be entirely…
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Riverside Library

From the Windsor Star May 17, 1954. The Ontario Department of Education has tentatively approved plans for Riverside’s proposed new $55,000 public library, pictured above in a sketch prepared by the Windsor firm of Johnson and Mcwhinnie, architects. The project is still…