Photo Du JourWindsor

Seminole Street Hydro Sub-Station

Seeing as this past weekend was very nice, and my camera was crying due to neglect, I headed out with a friend to do some shooting. As we were wandering around shooting the Seminole Industrial area, we heraded over to this Streamlined Moderne beauty. John pointed out that the building is now vacant. Boy is she ever! All the machinery has been stripped out of the inside, and the hydro transformers in the rear are gone.

Hopefully, this one isn’t demolished. If it wasn’t in such as lousy area of town, it would make a great residential rehab. This building was built in the late 1940’s by Windsor architect David J. Cameron.

A frontal view of the building.

From the side, all the architectural elements are visible.

My favorite element is this stone carving over the front door. What a great art deco reprsentation of the Niagara Falls Hydro Generation Plant.

A view along the front of the building.

A view of the front door. The sweeping curves of this building are awesome.

The Tower Window.

Even the orignal steel sash windows are there.

This is one of my favorite buildings in the city. Hopefully its future is bright despite being decomssionned.

Related posts

St George's Walkerville - 2017

Old PhotographsWindsor

391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Notable WindsoritesWindsor

H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

DemolitionOld PhotographsPostcardsWindsor

Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

Recent Comments:

  • Jo-Anne on Hofer Brewery: “I am one of Vital’s Benoit granddaughters. My Dad, Allan was the second youngest of Vital’s children. I would also…Sep 15, 19:28
  • Sarah on Walkerville Tourist Camp Honeymoon Nest: “I love this! We have lost so much of our interesting history here in Windsor. Have you had much luck…Aug 26, 19:33
  • JM on Osterhout’s Confectionary – 333 Ouellette: “Great story! I really like to read about the ‘human element’ behind these buildings and businesses; a part of Windsor…Aug 24, 07:45
  • Whitney on 888 Chilver: “I grew up in this house. When we moved in, everything was falling apart. It was the quintessential “money pit”.…Aug 21, 02:47
  • Dominic on Diana Restaurant – Leamington – 1954: “Sherry, you are correct, Diana Restaurant was owned by George, Nick and Gus, but it was sold on August 25th…Aug 16, 13:13


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *