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Proposed Detroit River Memorial Tunnel - 1918

This rendering above was proposed in July 1918, involved six giant elevators to take cars down to a road, where you would drive under the river, and take an elevator up at the other end. The plan also called for pedestrians as well. Just one of many ideas floated that never came to be, for ways to go over or under the river. It would be another decade before a car tunnel under the river would be…
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Windsor - Detroit Subway - 1925

One to file in the proposed, but unbuilt files. From November 1925, came this proposal for an electric subway train under the river linking Windsor and Detroit. The caption in the lower left reads as follows: The architect’s drawing pictured above, shows one of the proposed terminals for the electric train subway which the Detroit Subways Company proposes for its scheme to link the Border…
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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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Proposed Ford City Park - 1929

From the Border Cities Star – March 16, 1929: This is an architect’s conception of a proposed park development in Ford City, in the area bounded by Alice street, Tourangeau Road, Reginald street and Bernard Road. At the Ford City Parks Board’s meeting on Monday night, a petition will be presented, asking that this park property be acquired by closing Rossini Boulevard from Alice…
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National Auto Body - 1912

From the Evening Record – May 4, 1912: MAMMOTH AUTO BODY PLANT LOCATES IN WINDSOR This building was designed by Gilbert Jaques & Co., architects of Windsor. The plan was for this building to be located on the Davis Farm subdivison, the article doesn’t say…