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Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring morning, with lots of pedestrians and the streetcar cruising into the frame. There sure were many grand buildings in…
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Security Building

Probably my favourite downtown building, seen on Monday evening, the Security Building at the corner of University & Pelissier. Designed by local architects Pennington & Boyde, the Security Building opened December 1, 1927. The Security Building as it appeared as…
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Lazares Furs Neon Sign - Maiden Lane

A view of the Lazares Furs Art Deco neon sign in Maiden Lane in downtown Windsor. The building itself is already listed on the Windosor Heritage Register, but the sign is part of 27 properties that are on the agenda tonight at the Heritage portion of the Planning, Heritage…
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Ouellette & Park c. 1949

Another week gone. Here’s a view of the north east corner of Ouellette and Park and the long lost Prince Edward Hotel. This building came down in the 1970s and was replaced with the less than inspiring Scotia Bank building. Have a great weekend everyone, see you back…
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359 Goyeau

Now that the old Nut House is gone, and the Tunnel Bar-B-Q as well, this old law office at 359 Goyeau, immediately south of the Nut House should be the next to go. A nice old c. 1900 brick house, long ago altered for commercial use. Pretty soon this will be just a memory too. It’s amazing how much this block has changed in the last decade. The Top Hat, Tunnel-Bar-B-Q and a few old houses…
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