St Bernard's School - East Windsor - 1931

A view of what was then the brand new St Bernard’s School in Est Windsor. This building designed by Albert Lothian still stands, although it is scheduled for demolition and replacement. Have a great long weekend everyone, see you back here Wednesday. No post Monday due…

St Francis School - Sandwich - 1931

A view of the original St Francis School in Sandwich. Located at the corner of Peter and Detroit streets in the west end, this building was replaced by a more modern building in the 1960’s that was built next door on the corner of Donnelly and Detroit. St. Francis was…
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Salvation Army Metropole - 1931 - Chatham Street East

This building has come up in discussion over the years, and I finally came across a photo of it in the December 31, 1931 edition of the Border Cities Star. It was located on Chatham Street, just west of the Greyhound/SW&A Bus Station. The site today is replaced by a one story commercial block. It’s amazing how much density has been lost from the downtown core over the years… Hope…
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Erie & McDougall - Christmas 1963

From a Season’s Greeting Ad from December 1963: The new main substation and control centre being built on Erie St. East is constructed on the original foundations of buildings erected in 1914 and 1922. So strong and sound are these foundations that our engineering…
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Sergt. William Lees

As one of the 23d Light Dragoons he served at the Battle of Telavera, in 1809, and at the Battle of Waterloo, under the Duke of Wellington, June 18, 1815. He died Oct 30, 1868 and his remains are interred at St. John’s graveyard. Interesting footnote of History that a…
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Medical Arts Building - c. 1935

One of the more interesting and I think overlooked buildings in Windsor is the old Medical Arts building on Ouellette, just south of Erie, opposite Hotel Dieu Hospital. Slowly being renovated into residential units, I’m sure it will be a great place once it’s done. For the life of me though, I cannot understand how planning permission was granted to build the Health Unit office next…
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