Photo Du JourWindsor

Windsor's Biggest Architectural Loss

Originally founded in the City of Windsor in 1864 by the Community of Holy Names of Mary & Jesus, with a few nuns from Montreal. St. Mary’s Academy was originally located in downtown Windsor on Ouellette Ave. By the late 1920’s the Sisters had an old school building on very valuable land. The order sold the building and land to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Corporation, the land is…
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More History To The Landfill

The latest victim in the area’s demolition spree comes on the south side of the River this time. On Howard Ave. in Windsor, near Tecumseh Rd. the old Champion Spark Plug factory is coming down. Built in the 1930’s and expanded some time later, the old Saw Tooth…
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Windsor's MCS

This was located on Windsor’s west side on Pelletier St., just a block from Crawford & Tecumseh. This photo was a MCRR Company shot, taken in 1943. The station was once the arrival point of all the celebrities coming to Windsor who played at the Elmwood Casino. It was also the point of arrival for Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs for a long time as well. Once the…
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Mid Century Fans...

I need your opinion. The building below built in 1957, by Windsor Architectural Firm Johnson & McWhinnie is threatened with demolition. If anything the death knell has been sounded. It is located on the Windsor Waterfront at the foot of Ouellette Ave. It is known as the…
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Victory Housing

Today’s Photo Du Jour covers Victory homes. In Canada theses homes were built and owned by Wartime Housing Ltd. The crown corporation bought materials and land and followed through with orders for homes across the country. Victory Homes came in two models: a two-room…
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January 23, 2006 - Election Day

Well, one of these clowns have to win…. All my Canadian Brothers and Sisters, today is election day, don’t forget to go out and vote! I’m praying for a Conservative Minority. I’m praying that the NDP carry Windsor once again. I’m praying that the Liberal Party is decimated. I’m praying that the Bloc becomes “offical opposition” (just to laugh at the…
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