Old PhotographsWindsor

53 Pitt Street East

Image from SWODA Back in October 1956, the south side of Pitt Street East, between Goyeau and Ouellette was hopping. “Urban Renewal” would bring a massive parking garage to the corner, and the buildings from the Canada Salvage at 65 Pitt Street East and everything to the left of that were demolished for that project. A huge Fire in July 1976 would take out the Windsor Recreation…
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Bartlet Building Annex Renovations

Built in 1926 the Bartlet building on the corner University & Pelissier was actually built as an annex to the original Bartlet Building built in 1920 just east of this one. Photo from Google Streetview As you can see in Google Streetview the lower levels have been…
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Royal Vist - 1951

With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, much was made of her previous visits to Windsor. Before she took the throne, when she was simply Princess Elizabeth, she paid a visit to Windsor in October, 1951. The future Queen and Prince Philip visited…
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Curry Hall

In 1904 plans were drawn up by the Williams Brother architects for John Curry. Curry planned to erect a new building at the south east corner of Ouellette & London (now University). The building was to be three floors in height, with two stores on the main floor, and a large hall and stage on the second floor along with parlor for ladies and gentlemen, along with restrooms. The third floor had…
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Greater Windsor Labour Centre - 1965

Originally planned during early 1960s and the period of urban renewal for the core, the local unions in Windsor met and decided to all join forces and build a large office building that would bring all the local unions together under one roof, where jointly they could pool…
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Windsor Utilities Office - 1964

The other day I was downtown and I noticed a flurry of work at the old Windsor Utilities Office at the north west corner of Ouellette & Elliott. The building was sold and is under renovation by the new owners Tessonics Inc. One of the projects underway is the removal…
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Downtown Demolitions - 1961

From the Windsor Star – November 15, 1961. An article about the impending demolition of some buildings as part of the urban renewal plan. 12 BUILDINGS TO BE WRECKED Downtown Landmarks Included Site of Court One of Areas To Be Cleared The city is calling for tenders for one of its largest wrecking orders. Most of the structures to be torn down are involved in…
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Odd Fellows Temple - 36 Wyandotte St E

Postcard View c. 1915 Designed by architects Crane & Pennington, and built in 1913, the Odd Fellows Temple was located just east of Ouellette on Wynadotte at the intersection of Dufferin. The first floor contained an auditorium, stage, dressing rooms and kitchenette.
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Chatham Street East - 1976

I can’t seem to find in my notes, where the photo above came from. I suspect that someone sent it to me, but I am unable to locate the source of in my records, to give the correct credit. So if it came from you, and you’ve got the background on it, please email…