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1279 Ouellette - F E Harvey House

1279 Ouellette – photo taken 2006 This house at 1279 Ouellette has always been one of my favourites on Ouellette. It’s easy to miss, on the west side of the street, between Giles and Montrose, immediately south of the former CAA building. I’ve always though it was a textbook arts & crafts/craftsman style bunglaow. It seemed to be in very good shape, but I never knew much…
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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 &amp…
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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 old Palace Theatre site). The YMCA was planned for London Street (today University Avenue), and would have had a 50 foot…
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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 &#038…
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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.