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Unbuilt Windsor – # 2

From February 1929:

PROPOSED SKYSCRAPER FOR DOWNTOWN WINDSOR

Planned for the Northeast corner of Wyandotte and Ouellette, it’s a shame this one didn’t get built. Plans were put forth by Fred W. Martin, promoter of the Windsor-Detroit vehicular tunnel. Two or Three stories of this proposed building were offered by Mr. Martin to member of City Council for use as a civic office, instead of building a new City Hall. The 16 story building of steel and stone, was to cost $900,000.

The main entrace was to face Ouellette and be of granite. It was to open to a lobby with marble walls and floors running to a banking chamber. Entrances to various stores and and the Trust Company would occupy the remainder of the ground floor. There was to also be a Wyandotte St. entrance, and the first floor was tall enough to permit construction of a mezzanine level inside the stores.

Plans were drawn by Windsor architects Dangerfield & Winter.

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