RenderingsUnbuilt

Great War Veterans Association - Proposed Hall - 1919

Proposed GWVA Hall – 1919 While looking for something completely unrelated the other week, I came across this rendering. One that I had never come across before. From 1919, a proposal from architect J.P. Thomson (who’s firm is still operating today). The Great War Verterans Association, was founded in 1917, and eventually it merged with a few smaller groups in 1925, to form what is…
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Lost WindsorOld Newspaper Stories

Pitt Street Property Dispute - 1912

Pitt street is marching right to the front as part of Windsor’s business section. This view shows the old blacksmith shop between Ouellette and Goyeau, which has been purchased by Joseph Appelbe as the site of the new vaudeville theatre. There is a dispute over part of…
Postcards

Paramount Cafeteria - c 1929

A postcard view c. 1929 Once in a while, I come across a new postcard that I have never seen before. I have another view of the cafeteria, but this one was new to me. The cafeteria opened with the Paramount Building in late 1927. It was owned by Gus and Harry Lukos…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsReader Submission

Lafontaine House - 395 Pitt St E

Pitt & Mercer – mid 1970’s The photo for today’s post comes from a reader who shot the house above on a Kodachrome Slide back in the mid 1970s. He scanned it for us here using his digital camera. The house was built in 1875 on the south west corner of Pitt & Mercer. Unique in that it was an octagon shaped house, it was unique to the city. The house was home to…
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DemolitionLost WindsorOld Photographs

Ouellette & Riverside - 1963

Looking north towards Detroit, August 5, 1963 One of those cool but depressing photos, showing the first block of Ouellette from 1963. Every building in this shot on the Windsor side, is long lost to history. The Norwich block on the left, wiped out for the Chrysler…
RenderingsWindsor

New Studebaker Service Station - 1917

Architect’s rendering of the building – May 30, 1917 With all the focus lately on the redevelopment of the former Loop building (and new home of Quicken Loans), the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has moved into the buildings across the street. The buildings had been vacant since the closure of the City Beer Market and Chatham Street Grill in 2013 and 2009…
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Buildings of WindsorRenderingsUnbuilt

Bank of Hamilton - 1920

Proposed Bank of Hamilton – Ouellette and Chatham St. 1920 Designed by Toronto architects McGiffin & Smith, this unrealized plan for a Bank of Hamilton branch at Ouellette and Chatham Streets was proposed in 1920. The building was to be covered in stone along…