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Bridgeview Opening – 1952

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 4, 1952:

Above is an artist’s sketch of the city’s newest housing develop-
ment known as “Bridgeview,” in which 325 new homes soon will be
completed. Many of them now are ready for occupancy or within
a few days of it. There will be an official opening of the new
project tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock when government and
housing officials will be present. The house on the drawing
marked “Riverside” will be the approximate location of the public
ceremonies. Guest of honor for the occasion will be Hon. R. H.
Winters, Canada’s minister of resources and development; federal
and provincial members also will be guests as well as all members
of the city council. A key will be passed over to the first tenant
to receive a house. The homes are rented under supervision of
the Windsor Housing Authority. The area of the new project
is that bounded by Tecumseh boulevard, College avenue, Parting-
ton avenue and California avenue. All the homes are for rent.
Each contractor who participated in the project will have a house
on display tomorrow – the locations of which are indicated on
the sketch.

325 houses were built for the Bridgeview subdivision, but only 8 were ready for the opening ceremony in July, 1952. All of the houses were built as rentals. The monthly rent on the two bedroom models were $58.00 – $59.00 a month. Three bedroom houses ran from $63.00 to $68.00 a month. Anyone know when the houses were put up for sale?

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Above is an aerial of the Bridgeview subdivision today.

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