Monthly Archives: September 2009

Moy Hall

September 30, 2009
Moy Hall

What once once farm lots 92 & 93 were owned by former Windsor Mayor John Davis. John Davis served five terms as mayor from 1897-1901. In four of the five elections he stood for mayor in (there were one year terms back then…) he was acclaimed. The Davis farm, followed the old French ribbon...

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St. Edward’s School

September 28, 2009
St. Edward’s School

Located on the west end of Sandwich is the former St. Edward’s School at the corner of King St. and Prince Rd. The Border Cities Star, May 3, 1929 edition makes reference to a new unnamed four room school to be built in Sandwich. Plans for a four room fire proof school to be...

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Ottawa and Parent – Then and Now

September 25, 2009
Ottawa and Parent – Then and Now

So the Streetcar exhibition is gearing up at the Art Gallery of Windsor. The show opens next weekend, October 3rd and runs through January 3, 2010. So make a plan to come see it. This afternoon all the material is turned in and the framing and hanging begins… One of what I think will...

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Another Progressive Feature of Walkerville

September 23, 2009
Another Progressive Feature of Walkerville

This ad from the Walkerville Land and Building Company dates to 1928. Extolling the virtues of Walkerville and how progressive it was… What would have happened if Walkerville hadn’t been amalgamated into Windsor in 1935? Could it have survived as a separate town?

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Knights of Columbus Hall & The Auditorium Building

September 21, 2009
Knights of Columbus Hall & The Auditorium Building

This building fronting on Ouellette at the end of Tuscarora Street, was known as the Auditorium Building as was designed by local Architect J.C. Pennington in 1916. In November of 1922, ground was broken on the new Knights of Columbus hall on the backside of the Auditorium Building. The building was opened to the...

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Vanity Theatre

September 18, 2009
Vanity Theatre

This photo was taken in March of 2008 when the place was known as the Roxy. It has since been purchased as is now known as the “The Blind Dog“. It’s hard to believe it today, but at one time this one one of Downtown’s major movie theatres. This is how the building looked...

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Repairs At The Paul Martin Building

September 16, 2009
Repairs At The Paul Martin Building

I’ve had a few emails from readers lately asking about what is going on at the Paul Martin Federal Building on Ouellette. Not to worry, it’s just a little repair work and replacement of the badly damaged limestone blocks. The building was built in 1932 as a collaboration between local architects Sheppard & Masson;...

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Return to the 7th Concession

September 14, 2009
Return to the 7th Concession

Back in March, 2007 I posted about this house for the first time. Late last week, someone decided to light it up like a Christmas tree. How many tax dollars were wasted, not to mention lives put in danger by having firemen respond to and battle this fire at this vacant location. It has...

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Ottawa & Kildare

September 11, 2009
Ottawa & Kildare

Many readers will no doubt recognize this building at the north west corner of Ottawa & Kildare in Walkerville. This was as far as I can remember one of the first buildings to get “the treatment”. On this post from June, an “expert” chimed in his opinion that said: RANDALL June 23, 2009 at...

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