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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…
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Proposed Empress Theatre - Pitt Street - 1913

From the Evening Record – October 14, 1913: The above is the architect’s perspective of the new proposed Empress Theatre, which will be erected opposite the Joseph Appelbe Company’s stores on Pitt street. The building when completed will be one of the most modern and up to date in Western Ontario and a credit to this city. The interior decorations will be of old ivory and gold…
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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 Sandwich architect and engineer, of a proposed municipal bathing pool. The picture shows part of the 90 x 60 foot pool and the…
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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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A.S. Boyle Co. - Campbell & College

This past summer I spent some time at the Windsor Community Archives in the basement of the Windsor Public Library on Ouellette. There is a real treasure trove of local history down there. While there I was browsing through the J.C. Pennington collection, when I saw a…