DemolitionOld PhotographsPostcardsWindsor

Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in September 1971. According to the article at the time, the building had been vacant since 1960, when the blending operations…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Canadian Club Sign

Canadian Club Sign c. 1915 An old view of the Canadian Club Distillery sign that was located along the Windsor waterfront. The photo above is from my personal collection, and dates to about 1915. The sign was built in 1900 and was covered in 4,300 lightbulbs and flashed…
Buildings of WindsorWindsor

936 Windermere - Charles S Porter Residence

I have always been a fan of this house on Windermere Rd in Walkerville, just south of Niagara. The City Heritage Inventory lists this one as being built in 1916 by J.C. Pennington, but I think that that notation refers to an earlier house on the property, also owned by Porter. An article appeared in the paper in 1926, with the photo above, crediting the house to Pennington & Boyde.
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Buildings of WindsorPostcards

Walkerville Bank of Commerce - 1915

Postcard view – postmarked 1915 A postcard view of the former Bank of Commerce at the corner of Devonshire and Assumption. The postcard above was postmarked in 1915, and the photo is probably pretty close to that date. The bank was designed by Albert Kahn and…
Lost Windsor

1706-1748 Wyandotte St E

The photo above shows the lost building at the corner of Windermere and Wyandotte in Walkerville. The tan building on the right had 6 addresses, 1706, 1718, 1726, 1730, 1736 & 1748 Wyandotte St E, with apartments above. I think it was 4 retail units, with two apartments. The night of the big blackout August 14, 2003, a resident on the second floor had a candle lit for light, which ended up…
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RenderingsWindsor

Walkerville Theatre - 1920

From the Border Cities Star – September 18, 1920     Walkerville’s new $250,00 theatre, on Wyandotte Street which will be opened by the owner Simon Meretsky, on Monday. Only the highest class motion pictures and vaudeville will be shown at this fine…