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Bank of Hamilton - 1920

Proposed Bank of Hamilton – Ouellette and Chatham St. 1920 Designed by Toronto architects McGiffin & Smith, this unrealized plan for a Bank of Hamilton branch at Ouellette and Chatham Streets was proposed in 1920. The building was to be covered in stone along the Ouellette and Chatham street sides. The bank was to operate on the first floor, while the other floors were to be for…
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Proposed CN Station - 1945

Proposed Riverside CN Station – 1945 – John Schofield, architect The rendering above, shows the planned, and unbuilt plans, for a new CN passenger rail station along the riverfront, to replace the existing station that was located at the foot of Goyeau St…
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Proposed Hiram Walker Memorial - 1927

The rendering above is from 1927 for a proposed Hiram Walker memorial to be erected in Willistead Park. The plans were drawn up by Detroit architect William Egerton N. Hunter. W E N Hunter was a very prolific church architect who had works built across Michigan, and as far…
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16 Story Proposed Skyscraper - 1929

Proposed Building for Fred W. Martin – 1929 The rendering above shows the proposed building that was planned for the north east corner of Wyandotte & Ouellette. Designed by architects Dangerfield & Winter, the plan was created by Fred Martin, the man behind the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The building was to be 16 stories, and cost $1.1 million dollars (about $16.3 million today).
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Proposed YMCA - 1896

Here’s a proposal for a YMCA building from 1896, that never came to be. This one was planned for the north side of Ouellette Square which was the parade ground beside the Armouies (that wasn’t yet built) that was located where the Windsor Star is today (in the…
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Proposed Sandwich Hydro Office - 1931

From the Border Cities Star – November 4, 1931. The Sandwich Hydro-Electric Commission will start construction on its $25,000 new building, opposite the Town Hall, in the near future, if architect’s plans are approved by the Ontario Hydro-Electric. Mayor…
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Riverside Park Pavilion

AddressSandwich St W (now Riverside) & BruceYear 1914ArchitectJ.C. PenningtonStatusUnbuilt Proposed by the Park Committee, the pavilion above was proposed for Riverside Park at the foot of Bruce Avenue. The Pavilion designed by J.C. Pennington, was planned to be constructed of reinforced concrete with a steel truss roof, covered in Spanish tile. The piers were to be faced in brick…
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Windsor Hotel - 1914

AddressNE Corner of Wyandotte & OuelletteYear1914ArchitectJames William WilsonStatusUnbuilt The news announcing this project, along with the rendering above, appeared in the Evening Record on February 5, 1914. The description was as follows: The promoters of the…