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Dieppe Park Apartments

Located at the corner of Bruce and Pitt St. W. in downtown Windsor, this building has always struck me as odd due to the three story white siding that surrounds all the Window openings…

Here’s an aerial view of the building, it is surrounded on the north side by the Palmer Apartments, and what was the Billings Apartments to the west. Interesting to note that the building to the left, in 1923 was home to the longtime Windsor business O.P. Hamlin, who only closed in the last few years.

Here’s the building as it looked shortly after construction, appearing in the Border Cities Star – April 20, 1929.

Exterior view of the new Cairngorm Apartment, now being completed at Pitt street and Bruce avenue by Ward Brothers, general contractors. The building will be one of the finest three storey apartments in Windsor. It is modernly equipped in every detail and has accommodation for 26 families. W.R. Billing is the owner.

Among the features of the new building were “Iceless Refrigeration and Laundry Chutes, and Electric Washers and Driers”

The building was designed by J.R. Sculland who also designed the Medical Arts Building on Ouellette, as well as a couple of apartment buildings on Gilles Blvd. W.

I am guessing that the building was renamed in the late 1950’s to capitalize on the new Dieppe Park, steps away…

I would love to know what’s up with the siding?

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