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1799 Wyandotte St. E. – Former Bank of Montreal

In my opinion one of the nicest buildings on Wyandotte Street. This white terra-cotta clad Beaux-Arts stlye building was originally commissioned by the Merchants Bank Of Canada. It was designed by the firm Of Hogle & Davis of Montreal in 1912.

Hogle & Davis designed many locations for the Merchants Bank, from Halifax to Calgary. It was announced in 1921, that the Bank of Montreal would be taking over the Merchants Bank.

This photo, and the one above it date to 2002, when the building was vacant after being closed by the Bank of Montreal.

There is some great details cast in the terra-cotta on this building.

After sitting vacant for a while, the building was purchased by a salon, and it spent a few years as the home of T’Dye For, before becoming the Gourmet Emporium.

This building is one of the few happy examples, of adaptive reuse in Windsor.

Above is a photo of the building during construction, from this photo, it is hard to tell, but you can see the construction work around the main entrance.


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