Buildings of WindsorOld PhotographsStucco

1627 Howard Avenue

Way back in 2008, we took a look at The Howard Block at 1627 Howard Avenue. The building in 2008 Since that time, the building has horribly been reclad, and all of the decorative elements of the building have been wiped away. Here’s how the building looked in 1960, when it was the Maple Leaf House Image from SWODA As you can see in the first image I posted, at some point…
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401 Ouellette - Then and Now

Photo above from June 2002. The Park Building at the corner of Park & Ouellette, built in the mid 1920’s and designed by Sheppard & Masson, the building was horribly renovated and reclad. Today, it looks a little like this ^^^ Hope everyone had a nice…

1405 Erie Street East

The picture above was taken in 2006, sometime later, someone thought that this building didn’t look good enough, so what’s one to do?… So this kind grey skim coat went up on the place, I was expecting it to get the stucco treatment, but it never really…

Stucco Time - Guess the Victim

First off sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. I was sick on Monday and actually lost a day somewhere this week. See if you can guess today’s victim of the great urban blight? If you guessed the crazy cool streamlined Anderson’s funeral home, you are correct! In case you forgot, here’s what it looked like when it looked good. Now it looks like every other turd. This has got…
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Leo Page Residence - 1919

Today we go to Ouellette Avenue, but all the way back to November 8, 1919. We took a look at the Leo Page house back in 2009 here. But I’ve recently obtained a copy of original photo. What a grand house. This front entrance seems very Great Gatsby-esque, and makes me…

Wyandotte and Louis

This big old commercial building had the dreaded orange fences go up the other day. However given the scaffolding out front, I don’t think we’re going to see a demolition here. I sadly suspect a Windsor special “treatment” is planned. Old original…
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Park & Church

Even I can still be dumbfounded to discover the great lengths people in this town will undertake to make their buildings as bland and ugly as possible. When I came across the ad above, from 1947, I couldn’t believe that the building above was still standing. View Larger Map Then I realized… The building in the photo in the ad is today’s Goodfellows Building. Amazingly it is…
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Ottawa & Kildare

Many readers will no doubt recognize this building at the north west corner of Ottawa & Kildare in Walkerville. This was as far as I can remember one of the first buildings to get “the treatment”. On this post from June, an “expert” chimed in…

Methadone Clinic

A big uproar took place the other week, when a methadone clinic popped up in the former Bank of Montreal Building on University Avenue West. I thought the building was designed orignally by Johnson-McWhinnie, but I can’t find the date of construction on my list&#8230…