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323 Ouellette - Calhoun The Hatter

Calhoun The Hatter Recent renovations at 323 Ouellette have uncovered a long lost sign for Calhoun The Hatter. While very dirty, the sign is painted gold leaf on the back of an original glass window for the shop. The store appears to have been a Canadian chain, and was one of the original tenants of the Paramount Building, when it opened in 1927. Sadly the building has been long…
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1597 Howard Ave

1597 Howard as seen June 25, 2019 – Post Fire This past weekend a fire ravaged 1597 Howard Avenue, the old service station and garage that was once home to Beaver Oil. Designed by Windsor architects Johnson-McWhinnie, who also notably designed the original Cleary…
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Mercer & Wyandotte - Loikrec Building

Building to be erected at the corner of Mercer and Wyandotte streets to consist of two stores with flats above. The dimensions of the building are to be 46 feet on Mercer and 53 feet on Wyandotte streets. There will be hardwood floors throughout. Leybourne & Whitney are the architects and engineers. The building was located on the north east corner of Mercer & Wyandotte which is…
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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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St Mary's - 1913

Certainly not a rare or uncommon shot, but I still think that St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Walkerville is one of the most handsome building around. Designed by the famous firm of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson of Boston, with local assistance by Albert Kahn & Ernest Wilby it’s one of the scenes that’s hardly changed since it was built back in 1903. Have a good weekend…
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Downtown Shoppers

Here’s a throwback to January of 2002, 14 years ago. Back then the Shoppers Drug Mart that’s now on the corner of Wyandotte & Ouellette used to be further up Ouellette, just south of Park St. They moved out when the store relocated to the present location…
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Chatham & Ouellette - 1963

Photo from the Windsor Municipal Archives A shot looking west along Chatham Street from Ouellette. The long gone Kresge Building is on the left, replaced by the RBC building. I think posting is likely going to shift to a Tuesday & Thursday thing for at least right now.