Misspelled Signs

Conveniece? Google is your friend, or even a dictionary. Now, I know that my spelling isn’t always spot on… But at least I didn’t spell the website name wrong 😉 Did you mean? I think you did… ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As a side note, this will be it for a few days. I’m…
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Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview…

1650 Howard Avenue

Today home to a church or two, this buff brick beauty on Howard Ave just north of Tecumseh Rd., was built around 1938 as a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. The building was designed by the Toronto Architectural Firm of Chapman & Oxley. Some of their more notable works include…

Design Studio g+G Architects

This former power station at 1057 Walker Road was designed and built by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario in 1914. It was known as Hydro Sub Station Number 1, and was in service until 2002 or so, when it was decommissioned by EnWin. The blueprints for the building, refer to it as the “Windsor & Walkerville Municipal Transformer Station”. This building is one of a…
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We Have A Winner!

Using the the simple and fair random number generator found on, we have a winner. There were 50 comments left, so everyone had a 1 in 50 chance of winning and after plugging in the data: The winner is the author of Post # 16, mike k. Congratulations to mike, and…

First Baptist Church

Back in February 2008, we took a look at the First Baptist church at the corner of Mercer & Tuscarora in downtown Windsor. At the time, I had said that I knew little about the building’s history. A little research this year, has uncovered a bit more. From the…
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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Located at the corner of Park & Victoria in Downtown Windsor, St. Andrew’s was built in 1895. Designed in the Romanesque Revival style which was all the style for the 1890’s, the building is a great example of the style of architecture. This entrance was originally open to the elements, much like a front porch. According to Wikipedia: The congregation dates back to 1857, and…
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Return to The Boiler Room

Last week I had a post about the Boiler Room, but no photo of the building… Photo c. 2001, Chuck Pike Regular reader Chuck Pike has come to the rescue! He found this photo in his archives from July, 2001. I had completely forgotten how it looked, despite driving past…
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Mario's Of Windsor

Back in October, we took a look at Bentley’s, which once housed Mario’s of Windsor. I recently acquired this press photo taken in January, 1967, by the Detroit News. Following the crop marks on the photo above, this is closer to how it would have looked in the…