Monthly Archives: August 2010

Weekend Demolition

August 30, 2010
Weekend Demolition

Last Thursday night, on my way home from work, I was coming up McDougall when look what my eye see… The famous building eaters. A neat old factory, was last used as a place called Rust Shield a subsidiary of Flex-N-Gate, a large US based Auto parts supplier. Like may other jobs in our...

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Francois Baby House – 1956

August 27, 2010
Francois Baby House – 1956

Happy Friday everyone! Time again for another look back at Windsor through some old photos… Today’s photo was snapped August 10, 1956. The Baby house must have been freshly renovated, as there is no lawn, no shutters on the windows and the door is exposed to the elements. Contrast the picture above with this...

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487 Ouellette

August 25, 2010
487 Ouellette

One of the more overlooked buildings along Ouellette is the current W.S.O. office and former Bank of Nova Scotia building located at 487. It was designed by Toronto archtects Mathers & Haldenby, along with Windsor architect G.A. McElroy who acted as an associate architect on the project. It might be hard to believe but...

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Belvedere Apartments

August 23, 2010
Belvedere Apartments

This buff brick building on Glengarry, just south of Wyandotte has long been a favourite of mine. There’s a mystery to this place that I’ve yet to discover… Built sometime between 1925 and 1937, the building has changed names. (There is no listing of the place in the 1924 directory, but it’s on the...

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Walkerville Federal Building – 1919

August 20, 2010
Walkerville Federal Building – 1919

Happy Friday, today’s old photo dates to November 1919, and takes us over to the Walkerville Federal Building on Devonshire, more commonly referred to as the Walkerville Post Office. View Larger Map Surprisingly this view hasn’t changed much in the last 91 years…. Designed by David Ewart, the chief architect for the government, in...

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Dieppe

August 18, 2010
Dieppe

More of a heads up than a post today… but I thought that some readers may be interested in this, and some may even be able to attend. On August 19, 1942, the ill fated raid on Dieppe took place. Of the 553 member of the Essex Scottish Regiment of Windsor who took part...

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Riverfront Project – Follow Up

August 16, 2010
Riverfront Project – Follow Up

Photo c. 2010 – Chuck Pike Regular reader Chuck Pike, sent along a couple of photos to go with the post the other day about the retention basin. Photo c. 2010 – Chuck Pike Chuck caught these photos of the concrete being treated with Liquid Nitrogen. This is the first time I had heard...

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Briggs Manufacturing Fire – 1963

August 13, 2010
Briggs Manufacturing Fire – 1963

It’s been a long while since we’ve poked our head over to the US side of the international metropolis, but seeing as it’s Friday, and time for an old photograph, this is one that caught my eye, a stunning photo that really captures the fire that befell the Briggs Manufacturing Company on Detroit’s east...

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Riverfront Retention Treatment Basin

August 11, 2010
Riverfront Retention Treatment Basin

I figure that many readers haven’t had a chance to poke around and check out all that construction that has closed the riverfront trail and eaten a giant hole in the riverfront east of Caesar’s… Looks like work is progressing nicely. The project has to be completed by March 31, 2011. If it’s not,...

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