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First Presbyterian Church of Walkerville

In the Walkerville district of Windsor, at the corner of Windermere and Niagara, stands this red brick church. Built as the first Presbyterian Church of Walkerville in 1908, it was for many years known as Chalmers United Church. After a spell of vacancy, it has reopened as All Nations Full Gospel Church. The building is notable in as much as the architects were a Windsor firm of Watt &#038…
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USA vs. Canada - Under 19's Rugby

Big game last night in Windsor as the under 19’s, the future of both National Programs, kicked off one of two Canadian Friendlies last night in Windsor. We’re almost ready for kick off. Team USA Team Canada Out come the flags and the national anthems are…
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Old School Adaptive Reuse

Here’s an old example of adaptive reuse. This building was originally the Walkerville phone excahnge in the 1920’s. Somewhere along the way the building got expanded and converted to residential use. The transformation occured back in the 20’s or 30’s. Only a gander to the roofline on the Lincoln Road side reveals the building’s history. “The Bell Telephone…
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36th Annual Art In The Park

This weekend at Willistead Park in the Walkerville district of Windsor was the 36th annual edition of Art in the Park. The park is a 15.5 acre plot of land that was once home to Edward C. Walker of Hiram Walker’s distillery. The first edtion of Art in the Park was held…
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Ambassador Apartments

Built in 1928 on Ouellette Ave. in Windsor, this well kept building was built by local deveolper Clinton Laidlaw. Something tells me, the name of the building was used to tie into the Bridge fever that must have been sweeping the region as the Ambassador Bridge was nearing…
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RIP Chappell House

With great sadness, I opened the paper yesterday morning to read the news that one of Windsor’s last remaining prohibition era roadhouses has suffered a devistating fire over the weekend. Currently operating as the President’s Club “Adult…
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Casa Del Mara

Located on Ouellette Ave., is one of my favorite buildings in the City of Windsor. The Casa Del Mara appartment building is a classic pre-depression design. While there are many Spanish Revival influenced on Detroit, this one is a one off in Windsor. Nice detailing…