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487 Ouellette

One of the more overlooked buildings along Ouellette is the current W.S.O. office and former Bank of Nova Scotia building located at 487. It was designed by Toronto archtects Mathers & Haldenby, along with Windsor architect G.A. McElroy who acted as an associate architect on the project. It might be hard to believe but this modern looking building opened its doors in February…
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The Working Man's Mansion

From the Windsor Star Classifieds in October, 1971. View Larger Map Here’s the “Mansion” today. It’s a fact that our real estate hasn’t increased in value over the years, in fact Windsor has some of the most affordable property in the country.
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Fountain Unveiling - May 24, 1906

Back in December, 2008, I took an in-depth look at the Memorial Fountain that is located in Jackson Park. Included in the coverage was this ad: IN THE MORNING Unveiling of Memorial Fountain erected in the memory of the Essex Soldiers who fell in South Africa. Military Parade through principal streets. The unveiling was captured in a postcard, one that doesn’t show up too often, but is…
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Glengarda

A sketch of Glengarda Ursuline School, designed in 1938 by J.C. Pennington. The building opened in 1939, and stood until 1998, when despite being designated, the Mady Corp tore it down for this… View Larger Map In a booklet issued about the history of Glengarda, to…
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Railroad Hotels

Back when the CN passenger station was on the waterfront at the foot of Goyeau, there were a bunch of hotels to serve them. Wherever there were railroad stations there were hotels. Some examples still exist in the city today, most notably the Crown Inn building on Devonshire…
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The Granville

Above is an ad from May, 1929, I came across last year advertising the Detroit Free Press Sponsored Model Home “The Granville”. The house was located on Granville Street, in Southlawn Gardens and was designed by the architectural team of Trace & Diehl. Granville Street has since been renamed Granada Street, but the house is still there. A few modifications over the years, like…
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Pacific Park

From the Border Cities Star: May, 1925 The north end of Remington Park along South Pacific Ave was located a subdivision called Pacific Park. However unlike other subdivisions this is the first one I’ve come across that listed restrictions on who could buy…
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The Ryancrete Model Home

One day going through the microfilm, I came across this ad for the Ryancrete Model Home. I did a pass along Mathew Brady and found the house still standing at 415 Matthew Brady. The address listed in the ad as 205, was for the old numbering system of the Town of…