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Great War Memorial - 1923

The proposed Great War Memorial Windsor – 1923 From the Border Cities Star – April 6, 1923: Above is the design submitted by George Y. Masson, local architect, for the Windsor war memorial, to be erected on Giles boulevard west, facing Ouellette avenue. The specifications call for the use of Canadian pink granite and bronze, and the estimated cost is $20,000. Rising to a…
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King George School - 1916

Postcard of King George School – 1916 This postcard, postmarked 1916, shows the then new King George School on Ottawa St & Kildare. The school was built in 1914, and designed by local architects Stahl, Kinsey & Chapman. Stahl, Kinsey & Chapman also…
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Bank Of Commerce - Ottawa Street - 1950

Ottawa & Moy – December 1950 One of the coolest parts of running this website, as an architectural fan and local historian, is to come across buildings that I had never seen before, and never even knew existed. Case in point, the building above. I was searching to see if I could find anything about the Bank of Commerce at Ottawa & Moy, that is there today. It looks to be mid…
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New Studebaker Service Station - 1917

Architect’s rendering of the building – May 30, 1917 With all the focus lately on the redevelopment of the former Loop building (and new home of Quicken Loans), the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has moved into the buildings across the street.
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1279 Ouellette - F E Harvey House

1279 Ouellette – photo taken 2006 This house at 1279 Ouellette has always been one of my favourites on Ouellette. It’s easy to miss, on the west side of the street, between Giles and Montrose, immediately south of the former CAA building. I’ve always though it was a textbook arts & crafts/craftsman style bunglaow. It seemed to be in very good shape, but I never knew much…
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1597 Howard Ave

1597 Howard as seen June 25, 2019 – Post Fire This past weekend a fire ravaged 1597 Howard Avenue, the old service station and garage that was once home to Beaver Oil. Designed by Windsor architects Johnson-McWhinnie, who also notably designed the original Cleary…
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Mercer & Wyandotte - Loikrec Building

Building to be erected at the corner of Mercer and Wyandotte streets to consist of two stores with flats above. The dimensions of the building are to be 46 feet on Mercer and 53 feet on Wyandotte streets. There will be hardwood floors throughout. Leybourne &amp…