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2540 McDougall – Death Fences

I took these photos last Wednesday, so they are a week old, and it’s possible that the building is already gone.

It’s not an architectural treasure, but this warehouse still tells part of the story of this part of town.

McDougall between Eugenie and Gilles is in my opinion one of the most threatened parts of the city. It’s part of the story of Windsor’s and its industrial heritage, and it’s slowly disappearing.

Just to the south of this building is the Toybox daycare. It was built on the site of the former Deco Stained Glass, which was housed in a old mid century building that was demolished. At Tecumseh Road the old Rust Shield factory was demolished. To the north a fire took out most of the old industrial building there. Before that at McDougall & Hanna the old Windsor Drywall building fell. The old rail sidings have vanished…

McDougall today, looks nothing like McDougall of 10 years ago.

I’m not sure what’s going on here. Hopefully the fences aren’t for demolition, but I suspect they are. The building was/is listed for sale here.

Anyone know anything about plans for this site?

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