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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 Canada office building. The facade of the TD bank on the corner, remains in storage, awaiting a proposal for its reuse. On the…
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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…
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1279 Ouellette - F E Harvey House

1279 Ouellette – photo taken 2006 This house at 1279 Ouellette has always been one of my favourites on Ouellette. It’s easy to miss, on the west side of the street, between Giles and Montrose, immediately south of the former CAA building. I’ve always though it was a textbook arts & crafts/craftsman style bunglaow. It seemed to be in very good shape, but I never knew much…
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16 Story Proposed Skyscraper - 1929

Proposed Building for Fred W. Martin – 1929 The rendering above shows the proposed building that was planned for the north east corner of Wyandotte & Ouellette. Designed by architects Dangerfield & Winter, the plan was created by Fred Martin, the man behind…
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New Post Office - 1934

New Downtown Post Office – October 3, 1934 The art deco splendor of the main post office hall on the ground floor of the Paul Martin Building on Ouellette Avenue. Following years of neglect, and renovation, the building was recently purchased by the City of Windsor.
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Royal Apartments - Ouellette & Ellis

Royal Apartments – January 1953 The Royal Apartments – 2006Royal Apartments – c 1928 This building, located on the north east corner of Ouellette & Ellis was built around 1928-29 and features three stories, with ground floor retail. The entrance to the apartments is along the Ellis St facade. The architect for this one remains unidentified to date. A grand old building…
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