Sandwich First Baptist Church

One of only two National Historic Sites in Windsor, the Sandwich First Baptist Church on Peter Street in Windsor’s far west end, was built around 1851. Records indicate the congregation officially began around 1840, with worship being held in a log cabin the congregation built. Shortly after that Queen Victoria …

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Canadian Bread Bakers & Pastries

I stumbled across this building a few years ago, but I have been unable to determine much about it… Located on the south east corner of Curry & Rooney Streets, the building features construction with glazed bricks. The sign on the exterior indicates Canadian Bread Bakers & Pastries, while Naples …

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Victoria School

Today’s post features a subject suggested by a reader, today we take a look at Victoria Public School. Victoria Public School was opened in 1922, and designed by Windsor architect Albert McPhail. While Victoria Avenue is named after Victoria Dougall, the daughter of James Dougall, an early Mayor and the …

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Royal Bank – Tecumseh & Albert

This is a building I’ve always liked. The Royal Bank branch at Tecumseh and Albert. While the building has suffered through a terrible window job, the building is still a classic. It was designed in 1929 by architect Sumner Godfrey Davenport. Davenport was the chief architect for the Royal Bank …

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