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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…
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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 years. The owner took out a permit, it would expire, he would reapply, it would expire, etc.. Only this time it was actually…
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1522 Ouellette

In the comments on Monday’s post, someone asked about what was recently demolished on Ouellette Ave. This small building was the latest victim of demolition. It most recently served as medical offices, probably since at least the 1970’s, but this small building…
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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. Built about 1885, it stood on Church Street, just north of Wyandotte for about 130 years. Sadly, some moron set the place…
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Hiram Walker & Sons Front Entrance - c 1892

A detail shot from the archives of Mason & Rice, showing the front entrance on Riverside Drive today, of the Hiram Walker & Sons headquarters. It’s amazing how little this building has changed in 123 years. One of the few things in Windsor that hasn’t…
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Downtown Renovations

While walking downtown along Ouellette the other day, I saw a few renovations in full swing. The old kiddie bar Voodoo is being renovated, the crappy facade has been peeled away, and upper windows, long covered up have been revealed. Hopefully the new plans involve keeping…