RenderingsWindsor

Walkerville High School

From the Border Cites Star, June 23, 1921:

    Sketch of the design accepted by the Walkerville School Board for the new high school to be erected at a cost of $450,000. It was prepared by Boyd (sic) and Thomson of Windsor. The new building will be located on Huron street, between Devonshire and Monmouth roads. It will be of a gray-buff color (sic) and will contain 24 class-rooms in addition to physics and chemistry laboratories, and auditorium to seat 8000 people, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. All the class-rooms will be above grade level, only the swimming pool being below ground. The boiler room and power house will be located in a separate building.

Designed by John Boyde and J.P. Thomson, the construction was supervised by Pennington and Boyde.

According to the newspaper reports at the time, this design was the winning one in a competition held to design the new building. Local architects who made it to the final round were I.S.F. Walker (who designed the Lincoln Road United Church), David Cameron and Albert McPhail. I would love to see some of the designs that were submitted but never chosen.

Throughout the 1920’s some of Windsor’s grandest buildings were schools. Along with John Campbell, Kennedy and others, it was truly a boom time in the Border Cities, luckily many of these fine buildings still stand today.

Related posts
ChurchesRenderings

834 Lawrence Rd

Buildings of WindsorWindsor

Jackson Park Bandshell

DemolitionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Tunnel Bar-B-Q 2015

Old PhotographsWindsor

2422 Gladstone Avenue

Recent Comments:

  • Chris on 834 Lawrence Rd: “Looks like the last time it was a church was 2012. Was called The Church of God of Prophecy back…Feb 20, 12:12
  • Andrew on James Patten – In Memoriam: “Michael, right you are! Time flies. I’ve corrected the post.Feb 5, 05:19
  • Michael Gertz on James Patten – In Memoriam: “James Patten passed away in the summer of 2022, according to the story links provided, not last summer. Approaching two…Feb 5, 00:16
  • e garneau on Canadian Motor Lamp Factory: “My sister worked at the Windsor Motor plants back in the thirties and forties. They made WW2 products.Jan 30, 20:52
  • Lawrence Goodwin on Welcome to Yorktown Square: “I grew up on Mark Ave between 3rd Concession and LaBelle in the 60’s and 70’s. My house was the…Jan 25, 13:41

23 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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