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Proposed Hiram Walker Memorial - 1927

From the Border Cities Star – May 28, 1927: Walkerville ratepayers will vote Monday on a bylaw providing for the expenditure of $10,000 to construct the memorial shown in the sketch in honor of the late Hiram Walker, founder and benefactor of the municipality. The memorial, if approved, will be located at the north side of Willistead, the beautiful mansion erected by E. Chandler Walker, a…
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916 Buckingham - The Hollywood Model Home

From the Windsor Daily Star, June 25, 1955: This beautiful Hollywood Home is the direct result of many years of study and intense planning by a prominent California architect. The interior consists of 3 spacious bedrooms, huge 24-ft. living room with dining area, step saving kitchen with side door entrance leading to carport, studio ceilings throughout, custom made room-divider cabinet between…
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Proposed Detroit - Windsor Bridge c. 1925

An oldie but a goodie here today. An early rendering of the proposed Detroit-Windsor bridge that didn’t happen. Charles Evan Fowler an engineer from New York came up with this proposal, but he was unable to raise the funds needed to make this happen. This plan had…
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Marlborough Park - 1929

An interesting look back at the proposed development of Marlborough Park. Planned to fill the space south of old Sandwich Town, and to act as a residential bridge to the anticipated boom coming in Ojibway. It’s neat to note that what is Felix today, was planned as an…
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Diane Shoes - 1939

From the Windsor Daily Star – December 30, 1939: After alterations are completed the new greater Diane Shoe Store will be located on Ouellette avenue in the present building. The new store will have three times its former floor space, with the first floor, basement and mezzanine shoe departments. It will be the only air-conditioned shoe store in Windsor and one of the most beautiful in the…
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Suggested Civic Centre

This comes from regular reader Mike F. who came across this rendering from the Border Cities Star, November 1, 1930: Location of the proposed new Canadian National Railways station on the riverfront, at the foot of Windsor avenue, with a city hall square at the…