Monthly Archives: February 2011

667 Cataraqui Street

February 16, 2011
667 Cataraqui Street

Here’s only old drawing from an ad that ran in the Border Cities Star in 1932. This building was located on the south side of Cataraqui Street, just west of Louis Ave. This warehouse built in 1922 and survived through the mid 1960′s. It was originally the Maillioux and Parent offices and warehouse, built...

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Riverside Brewery

February 14, 2011
Riverside Brewery

Happy Valentines Day! We’re sticking with the prohibition era breweries today. Heading east from LaSalle all the way to the former town of Riverside, and the former Riverside Brewery. Founded in 1926, the building was designed by Albert McPhail, who designed many other buildings in Windsor. It’s amazing that after 85 years, the sign...

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St. Paul’s Mission

February 11, 2011
St. Paul’s Mission

Today’s photo is marked “St. Paul’s Mission, Windsor” and dated January 21, 1925. I can’t find much on this church. There is no listing in the 1924 directory for a St. Paul’s. Locally there is a Catholic St. Paul’s in LaSalle, on Pillette a St. Paul’s United and in Essex a St. Paul’s Anglican....

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Hofer Brewery

February 9, 2011
Hofer Brewery

The Hofer Brewery was established in LaSalle in 1927, and architects Sheppard & Masson designed the brewery building on Front Road shortly after. The brewery was founded by the former Mayor of LaSalle Vital Benoit, and the brewery was created for the sole purpose of brewing beer for “export”. During the boom years of...

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A.S. Boyle Co. – Campbell & College

February 7, 2011
A.S. Boyle Co. – Campbell & College

This past summer I spent some time at the Windsor Community Archives in the basement of the Windsor Public Library on Ouellette. There is a real treasure trove of local history down there. While there I was browsing through the J.C. Pennington collection, when I saw a listing for the A.S. Boyle Co. Not...

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