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St Mary's - Ouellette Ave - 1920

Here’s an old shot of St Mary’s Academy that was located on Ouellette Ave, south of Park St. St Mary’s stood downtown until the construction of the Tunnel came along, and the order sold the land to Fred Martin and his tunnel company, and they then relocated…
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527 Ouellette

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this picture of the former Voodoo Nightclub that was undergoing renovations. I’m happy to report that it appears to be stucco free! Nice to see a renovation that improves buildings downtown. It’s not often that happens. Hope…
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Elmwood Motor Hotel - Dougall Ave - 1960

In the late 1950s a large expansion occurred at the Elmwood, which involved the construction of a new motel section. I had long wondered who was the architect responsible. I had always assumed that it was done by out of town architects as there aren’t many large motel developments in the city. While going through some old ads the other day though, I came across this picture above from 1960.
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2610 Pilette Rd

Located on Pilette Rd, just south of Grand Marais and the former Adstoll Arena is this building, now home to the Riverside Group I recently came across this old ad from December, 1960 for Pilcas Building Suppies, that ran in the Windsor Star. Although reclad, the building…
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3857 Riverside Dr E

As someone mentioned recently in the comments, here’s another recent demolition. 3857 Riverside Dr E, between Strabane and George. It was most recently “The Windsor inn on the river” a B&B. It has had a standing demolition permit for the last several…
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401 Ouellette - Then and Now

Photo above from June 2002. The Park Building at the corner of Park & Ouellette, built in the mid 1920’s and designed by Sheppard & Masson, the building was horribly renovated and reclad. Today, it looks a little like this ^^^ Hope everyone had a nice…
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579 Church

Scene of an intentionally set fire earlier this week, 579 Church is probably not long for this world. These photos above date from 2002, and in the last 13 years, the house has suffered from a lack of maintenance and care, but was still a great old Queen Anne style house.