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Mayor Henry Clay

Before today’s post kicks off, there’s a small explanation to spit out… I’m going to apologize in advance for today’s post… It’s a bit longer than usual, but it came out of the other day’s post about the Davis Farm/Moy Hall. It’s related to that post, but in doing some research for this post, I kind of ran into another story that needed to be…
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Casa Del Mara

Long one of my favourite buildings in the city is the previously covered Casa Del Mara Apartments on Ouellette Avenue. However, I’ve never had much background information on it… Until recently… From the February 2, 1929 issue of the Border Cities Star: …Located on Ouellette Avenue near Gilles Boulevard, the building adds easy accessibility to its many other features. It is…
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The Merloray Building

Another project to add to the Windsor that could have been… Instead it’s just added to the list of Unbuilt Windsor projects. The 18 story Merloray Building, announced February 13, 1929. I suspect the great crash of 1929 helped kill this project… THE…
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180 Cabana Road West

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to post for a while. This out of place late 1920’s Tudor revival house sits on Cabana just east of Dougall. Surrounded by strip malls and 1960’s era homes, it’s always stood out to me, like a fish out of water. Note the circular drive. But, when the house was built, it was a showplace of the anticipated South Windsor boom of the late…
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711 Riverside Drive East

Last occupied by the Drive Magazine, who has since moved on, this commercial building dating to about 1870, is one of the last remnants of the type of buildings that once lined the streets of Downtown Windsor. The building contains some old architectural elements not seen…
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Kennedy Building

Listed in the 1919 City Directory as the home of the Studebaker Corporation of Canada, this building now home to the Beer Market, has had a long life. In the early 1920’s (it’s listed as a furniture store in the 1921 directory) it was purchased and became home…