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London Street Car Barns

Happy April Fool’s Day! To celebrate we’ll carry on the railroad photos for one last Friday (but don’t get too excited, this is the last one in the set I came across). While we’ve seen many photos on this site over the years of the old Car Barns, this is the first one I’ve seen that had a good view of the old Cameron Ave. School, which was eventually replaced with…
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Proposed Empress Theatre

The rendering above from The Evening Record – October 14, 1913. Architect Unknown. “The above is the archltect’s perspective of the new proposed Empress Theatre, which will he erected opposite the Joseph Appelbe Company’s stores on Pitt street. The…
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Proposed Sandwich Swimming Pool

As talk continues about municipal swimming pools, I thought this proposal from 1931, that was never realized might be appropriate. Another one for the unbuilt files… From the Border Cities Star, August 12, 1931: HERE is the drawing made by Mr. Robert M. Thompson Sandwich architect and engineer, of a proposed municipal bathing pool. The picture shows part of the 90 x 60 foot pool and the…
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Proposed St. Clare's Church

Hands down one of my favourite buildings in the city. From the Border Cities Star September 4, 1930: This is an architect’s drawing of the new St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church, which will rise in the near future on Tecumseh Road, between Pelissier street and…
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Sandwich Street Bridge

Happy Railroad Friday everyone. Continuing, as promised the series of rail related photos, today is a 2-for-1 special. A pair of photos looking at the Sandwich Street Bridge over the CPR tracks. This photo is looking north towards the river. The building on the left is…
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Proposed Pavilion For Riverside Park

From the Evening Record August 8, 1914: The above is the perspective of the pavilion which the park committee proposes to erect in River Side park at the foot of Bruce avenue, The structure will be unlike anything Windsor has ever erected. The frame work will be entirely reinforced concrete, while the roof is supported by steel truss, and covered with Spanish tile. The piers will be faced with…
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London Street Bridge

Happy Friday again… This week’s old photo is again part of a recent acquisition of railroad infrastructure photos. There is no date on this one, but there a a few photos in the series with similar id numbers, and those date to January, 1921. At the time of this…