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The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount Windsor Theatres, Limited. Designed by Nichols, Sheppard and Masson, archi- tects. Equity Building, the playhouse will…
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The Cleary Auditorium

Some of these have been posted before, but I’ve recently come across a rendering showing the proposed, but only partially built Cleary Auditorium. This rendering above dates to about 1955-56 and the early planning stages of the “Civic Auditorium”. Designed…
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880 Ouellette Avenue - Corporate House

880 Ouellette, due south of the Main Branch of the Windsor Public Library, stands an one of the few unaltered mid-century office blocks in the city. While it looks a little shabby and dirty these days, she’s still a nice looking building. Although, how she looks today, isn’t how she was planned… From the Windsor Star – December 10, 1964: NEW BUILDING – This is an…
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Vikings' Yacht Club

An interesting rendering from the Border Cities Star, May 1, 1929. Above is the architect’s drawing of the Vikings’ Yacht Club, construction of which is expected to start within a month, on Riverside Drive, just east of the Island View Hotel. The drawing shows…
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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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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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