Monthly Archives: August 2009

Windsor Court Apartments

August 31, 2009
Windsor Court Apartments

One of the buildings in Windsor I haven’t featured before, but recieve many questions about is the Windsor Court Apartments located on Ouelltte Avenue at Hanna. Designed in 1926 by the Toronto Architectural Firm of Craig & Madill. Craig & Madill were active from about 1912 through the 1950′s and this is the only...

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Methadone Clinic

August 28, 2009
Methadone Clinic

A big uproar took place the other week, when a methadone clinic popped up in the former Bank of Montreal Building on University Avenue West. I thought the building was designed orignally by Johnson-McWhinnie, but I can’t find the date of construction on my list… I can however find a listing for an addition...

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Dear Metro Detroit…

August 27, 2009
Dear Metro Detroit…

First there’s a giant chemical fire on Monday… Now today you’re at it again! Enough with the chemical fires already!

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Forest Glade Followup

August 27, 2009
Forest Glade Followup

Some may remember a post about this house several months ago (which has now been removed). I had a visit from the contractor yesterday who wanted to set the record straight about it. When he purchased the house it needed much renovation. Rather than siding it or doing anything else, he chose to stucco...

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The First Spike

August 26, 2009
The First Spike

From John comes today’s great postcard, one I have never seen before: Don’t forget (or maybe this is the first notice) but there’s going to be an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor this Fall tracing the past of Windsor’s streetcar era. With the colloaboration of John, Bernie, Ron Drouillard and Chris Holt...

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TD Bank Update

August 24, 2009
TD Bank Update

I was downtown Friday, and Noticed work was still progressing on the new TD Bank… Not sure if the city strike delayed work, pending inspections, etc… but it seems to be slow going. When we last visited the site in June, this is what it looked like: In two months, it doesn’t look that...

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Reader Submission Friday

August 21, 2009
Reader Submission Friday

As we head into the weekend, today’s post is made up of a few reader submissions… First up from JT, is this shot taken behind the Bay at Devonshire Mall: He notes that this corner of the store has been partially hidden over the years by various expansions, and that the old “Simpsons” logo...

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Casa Del Mara

August 19, 2009
Casa Del Mara

Long one of my favourite buildings in the city is the previously covered Casa Del Mara Apartments on Ouellette Avenue. However, I’ve never had much background information on it… Until recently… From the February 2, 1929 issue of the Border Cities Star: …Located on Ouellette Avenue near Gilles Boulevard, the building adds easy accessibility...

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Proposed Church Of Christ

August 17, 2009
Proposed Church Of Christ

Some recent comments on an old post from March 2007, reminded me that I had a follow up to that post lurking on my hard drive, waiting for the opportunity to be posted. From the Border Cities Star, May 11, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Gilles Boulevard Christian Church...

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