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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 the $75,000 clubhouse, in the English Style, and also gives a view of the harbor for yachts, motorboats and seaplanes. The…
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Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview…
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Masonic Temple

This rendering above ran in the Evening Record July 27, 1912. The Masonic Temple was supposed to be built at the corner of Ouellette and University Ave., when the old Imperial Bank stands today. The Imperial Bank was built on the site in 1920. There were articles that made…
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Proposed Church Of Christ

Some recent comments on an old post from March 2007, reminded me that I had a follow up to that post lurking on my hard drive, waiting for the opportunity to be posted. From the Border Cities Star, May 11, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Gilles Boulevard Christian Church which is to be erected on the corner of Gilles Boulevard and Goyeau Street, Windsor. The edifice…
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The Merloray Building

Another project to add to the Windsor that could have been… Instead it’s just added to the list of Unbuilt Windsor projects. The 18 story Merloray Building, announced February 13, 1929. I suspect the great crash of 1929 helped kill this project… THE…
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The Windsor Travelodge

From the holdings of the Windsor Municipal Archives – Johnson-McWhinnie Collection The other day I was down at the Municipal Archives, when I stumbled across these plans drawn up by Johnson-McWhinnie for a hotel project that never happened. From the holdings of the…
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Royal Windsor Hotel

To file under the “Unbuilt Windsor” section, two renderings for Royal Windsor Hotel (also designed by Trace, O’Dell & Diehl), one from 1927, and one from 1928. The hotel grew during the year that passed between these two renderings, and it was never built. I’m not sure what killed it off, if it was lack of financing or simply that the project dragged on so long it ran…
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Hugh Beaton School

Located on the corner of Lens and Windermere in south Walkerville, is this grand old school. Built in 1928 by the local firm of Nichols, Sheppard & Masson, sadly this building also received the same half assed window replacement that Walkerville C.I. also…