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Emmanuel United Church

View Larger Map Located at 1728 Lincoln Road, Emmanuel United Church was the First Church in Canada opened as a “United Church”. From the Border Cities Star, October 25, 1924: This is a conception of how the new South Lincoln Road Methodist Church will look when it is completed on the east side of Lincoln road between Seneca street and Tecumseh road, Walkerville. Plans call for the…
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Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview…
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First Baptist Church

Back in February 2008, we took a look at the First Baptist church at the corner of Mercer & Tuscarora in downtown Windsor. At the time, I had said that I knew little about the building’s history. A little research this year, has uncovered a bit more. From the…
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St. Genevieve School Lofts

At a reader’s suggestion, comes today’s post, taking a look at the St. Genevieve School located at 641 Irvine, which was converted into lofts around 2000. The school was designed in 1929, by the local architectural firm of Pennington & Boyde, who were responsible for many school buildings and churches in Windsor and Essex county in the 1920’s. The rendering above appeared…
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Masonic Temple

This rendering above ran in the Evening Record July 27, 1912. The Masonic Temple was supposed to be built at the corner of Ouellette and University Ave., when the old Imperial Bank stands today. The Imperial Bank was built on the site in 1920. There were articles that made…
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St. Steven's Church - Oldcastle

From the Evening Record, January 13, 1913. The above is a perspective of the new Anglican church to be built at Oldcastel (sic) by Leybourne & Whitney, architects and engineers. It will be 80 feet long by 36 feet in width. The finish of the interior will be in oak and pine, with maple floors. The seats, altar lecterns, etc., will be especially designed for this church. The basement, which…
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Walkerville Garage

In November 1912, the following rendering appeared in the Evening Record, showing a rendering for a Garage for Mr. George Reid, Kildare Road, Walkerville. The plans were drawn up by Walkerville based architects Smith & Walker. Smith & Walker also designed the…