Old City Hall – 1929

September 24, 2010

Happy Friday once again, back to the old photos. This one today is features Windsor’s previous City Hall. The photo is dated November 26, 1929.

Designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan, this building was built as the central school house in 1856. Around 1904 it became Windsor’s second City Hall, a role it served until 1954 when it was demolished and replaced with the current city hall.

Jordan, who was active in Detroit (among his Detroit works is the Gothic Fort Street Presbyterian Church at Fort & 3rd), locally was also the architect of All Saints Church and MacKenzie Hall.

Don’t forget this Sunday is Doors Open. Make sure you get out and support this event, it’s a great opportunity to visit some of Windsor’s most interesting buildings.

Have a safe weekend, see you back here Monday.

4 Responses to Old City Hall – 1929

  1. Chris L. on September 24, 2010 at 12:24 am

    What on earth was up with that entrance? Bleh!

  2. Don Gelinas on September 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Years ago when digging post holes at city hall on goyeau where next to the tourist centre i found the remains of the old city hall building foundation & flooring maybe this is the place in your post .

  3. Chris Edwards on September 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Taken just after “Black Tuesday”- October 29, 1929- the crash of the stock market and the start of the Great Depression

  4. Andrew on September 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Good point Chris. When this photo was taken, the Windsor-Detroit area was changing and the boom was done.

    They just didn’t know it yet…

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