Monthly Archives: January 2011

Villa Maria Home for the Aged and Orphaned

January 31, 2011
Villa Maria Home for the Aged and Orphaned

Another of the great projects from unbuilt Windsor. This one was to be located in South Windsor, the original planned Villa Maria home for the aged and orphaned. Here is a more refined rendering to go with the sketch above. News of the project appeared in the paper February 1, 1929, but was announced...

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Sandwich Street – 1954

January 28, 2011
Sandwich Street – 1954

Once again, a Happy Friday to everyone! Today’s old photo shows us a view along Sandwich St with a date of April 19, 1954. A nice close up view of the old retail that was once along this stretch of Sandwich St. You could get your TV repaired, and pick up some Bologna within...

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Oliver Farm Subdivision

January 26, 2011
Oliver Farm Subdivision

“Officials of the small holdings development branch of the Veterans Land Act visited the Maryland or Oliver subdivision near Windsor yesterday to view the subdivision and judge it as par of the Dominion-wide competition which will name the best developed subdivision in the country. In the above picture, viewing a small holding in the...

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Sandwich Post Office at Risk Again?

January 25, 2011
Sandwich Post Office at Risk Again?

I seem to recall something similar a few years ago… now it sounds like once again the post office may be in jeopardy… In case anyone is interested, I’m passing on the info below. Thanks to Linda for forwarding the information. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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1799 Wyandotte St. E. – Former Bank of Montreal

January 24, 2011
1799 Wyandotte St. E. – Former Bank of Montreal

In my opinion one of the nicest buildings on Wyandotte Street. This white terra-cotta clad Beaux-Arts stlye building was originally commissioned by the Merchants Bank Of Canada. It was designed by the firm Of Hogle & Davis of Montreal in 1912. Hogle & Davis designed many locations for the Merchants Bank, from Halifax to...

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Ojibway Blast Furnace – 1935

January 21, 2011
Ojibway Blast Furnace – 1935

Happy Friday everyone! This Friday’s old photo is dated August 18, 1935, and the caption reads “Canadian Steel Plant Ojibway”. In this photo we’re looking east back towards Brighton Beach, the river is to our back, and that boat slip, is the one we saw back in this November post. Does anyone know what...

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Official Pocket Map of The Border Cities

January 19, 2011
Official Pocket Map of The Border Cities

During the pre-depression days when the bridge was nearing completion, there were many different companies purchasing land and sub-dividing it, expecting to strike gold. However as the stock market crashed, these properties remained vacant, and along the way only a handful of these house were actually built. The Great Lakes Land Co. Inc, based...

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3584 Victoria – Mrs. F.E. Currah Residence

January 17, 2011
3584 Victoria – Mrs. F.E. Currah Residence

This beauty in South Windsor was built in 1929, for Mrs. F. E. Currah. She was the manager of the Windsor Supply Co., which is listed in the old City Directories as being a place to get “threshers’ supplies”. The house appeared in the December 31, 1929 issue of the paper, as one of...

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Unbuilt Detroit

January 14, 2011
Unbuilt Detroit

As we’ve seen on this site over the years, there have been many architectural plan floated that never came to be, on both sides of the river. Here today we take a look at a plan for the Detroit Riverfront that was not to be. This rendering shows a perspective looking south from Jefferson...

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