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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 reinforced concrete, while the roof is supported by steel truss, and covered with Spanish tile. The piers will be faced with…
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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…
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Villa Maria Home for the Aged and Orphaned

Another of the great projects from unbuilt Windsor. This one was to be located in South Windsor, the original planned Villa Maria home for the aged and orphaned. Here is a more refined rendering to go with the sketch above. News of the project appeared in the paper…
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Unbuilt Detroit

As we’ve seen on this site over the years, there have been many architectural plan floated that never came to be, on both sides of the river. Here today we take a look at a plan for the Detroit Riverfront that was not to be. This rendering shows a perspective looking south from Jefferson and Woodward toward Windsor. The building through the arched entrance was a domed memorial hall dedicated…
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Campus Of The Future

Every once in a while I come across a postcard that makes me wonder just what someone was thinking. Someone’s blurry out of focus shot of a model on a table turned into a postcard. 🙂 The caption on the back of this one reads: Scale Model of “Campus of the…
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The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount…
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The Cleary Auditorium

Some of these have been posted before, but I’ve recently come across a rendering showing the proposed, but only partially built Cleary Auditorium. This rendering above dates to about 1955-56 and the early planning stages of the “Civic Auditorium”. Designed by Johnson & McWhinnie, the building was actually built in 1957. Above are a few postcards of the building after it…
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Vikings' Yacht Club

An interesting rendering from the Border Cities Star, May 1, 1929. Above is the architect’s drawing of the Vikings’ Yacht Club, construction of which is expected to start within a month, on Riverside Drive, just east of the Island View Hotel. The drawing shows…