Photo Du JourPostcardsWindsor

Walkerville Church


Back in June, 2006
, I paid a visit en route to Art in the Park to the First Presbyterian Church of Walkerville.

Built in 1908, it was designed by architects James Watt and Charles Howard Crane. Crane would eventually find fame and fortune as the pre-eminent theatre architect in America. In Detroit alone, he designed the Fox, the State (now known as the Filmore Detroit) and the Grand Circus (today known as the Detroit Opera House). In Windsor he designed the old Palace (demolished 1986) as well as the Walkerville Theatre, that many know as the Tivoli.

Recently I acquired a postcard of the church postmarked from 1916. Despite the date on the postmark, I suspect that the photo was taken closer to 1908. Anyone familiar with Walkerville, who knows the corner of Windermere and Niagara, knows how naked the area looks in this old postcard.

Related posts
RenderingsWindsor

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

8 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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