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Greater Windsor Labour Centre - 1965

Originally planned during early 1960s and the period of urban renewal for the core, the local unions in Windsor met and decided to all join forces and build a large office building that would bring all the local unions together under one roof, where jointly they could pool resources to erect a new office building. The first plan involved meeting with a local realtor/developer who proposed to build…
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Canada Square - 1965

Proposed Canada Square Development – 1965 Back in 1965 a Toronto architectural firm of K. R. Cooper & Associates drew up plans for the Canada Square Development that was supposed to be built along the river at Riverside Drive West & Church Street. The…
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Detroit River Memorial Tunnel - 1918

Welcome back everyone, and Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. After a bit of time to recharge the batteries here at IM world headquarters, we’re glad to be back for another year with you all, looking at our rich history here…
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Proposed Detroit-Windsor International Airport

From the Windsor Star February 3, 1949 It’s hard to remember back to the pre 9/11 days, and how much more relaxed the border was. This proposal that was floated in the post war years is a good reminder of how much closer we used to be. This proposal would have made for a logistical and security nightmare in today’s world. Crazy to image that this was once considered as an option…
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St Paul's Memorial Church

This is an interesting proposal, that was sent my way by Robert Hill who runs the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 Leonard Meanwell was active as an architect in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1916 to 1924, before moving to Windsor in 1925. He worked in…
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Proposed Elks Hall

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) announced in 1927 that they had acquired a property on the south west corner of Sandwich Street (Riverside Drive West) & Park Place (Randolph). The ambitious plans for the building were drawn up by Detroit architect…
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Giles Boulevard Christian Church

I recently came across this plan from 1929 for the Giles Boulevard Christian Church. It was planned for the north east corner of Giles & Goyeau, where a much smaller Christian Church can be found. I would only imagine that the depression put an end to this plan. It was designed by Cameron & Ralston, who were at the peak of their career in 1929 following their Kennedy Collegiate project.
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Proposed Essex County Courthouse Addition - 1931

At the end of November, 1930, the Essex County Council announced a competition to design an addition to the court house at Sandwich (now MacKenzie Hall). The requirements were as follows: one high court room, two smaller court rooms, three judges’ chambers, a law…
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Proposed New Downtown Market - 1996

Here’s an unbuilt one from more recent days. Despite this proposal dating to 1996, I do not remember this plan at all. With the eviction of the vendors from the old city market, with expiring leases in 1997, the city had proposed to build a combination parking garage…