Monthly Archives: March 2011

Proposed Empress Theatre

March 30, 2011
Proposed Empress Theatre

The rendering above from The Evening Record – October 14, 1913. Architect Unknown. “The above is the archltect’s perspective of the new proposed Empress Theatre, which will he erected opposite the Joseph Appelbe Company’s stores on Pitt street. The building when completed will be one of the most modern and up to date in...

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A Dangerous Corner In Windsor

March 28, 2011
A Dangerous Corner In Windsor

The photo above ran in The Border Cities Star – July 7, 1928: This corner, the intersection of Pitt and Ferry streets, is one ot the most dangerous for pedestrian and wheel traffic in the city. The photograph is taken facing north on Ferry, from beside The Border Cities Star building. In addition to...

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Amhersburg Tool House

March 25, 2011
Amhersburg Tool House

This photo is a bit of mystery. I’ve asked around amongst those who know far more about both the county and about train, and no one has any insight about this.(I didn’t check in with “Rob” a regular reader and rail expert, so hopefully he’ll weigh in here.) There is a possibility after talking...

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Proposed Sandwich Swimming Pool

March 23, 2011
Proposed Sandwich Swimming Pool

As talk continues about municipal swimming pools, I thought this proposal from 1931, that was never realized might be appropriate. Another one for the unbuilt files… From the Border Cities Star, August 12, 1931: HERE is the drawing made by Mr. Robert M. Thompson Sandwich architect and engineer, of a proposed municipal bathing pool....

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Proposed St. Clare’s Church

March 21, 2011
Proposed St. Clare’s Church

Hands down one of my favourite buildings in the city. From the Border Cities Star September 4, 1930: This is an architect’s drawing of the new St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church, which will rise in the near future on Tecumseh Road, between Pelissier street and Victoria avenue. The church is modernistic in design, and...

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Sandwich Street Bridge

March 18, 2011
Sandwich Street Bridge

Happy Railroad Friday everyone. Continuing, as promised the series of rail related photos, today is a 2-for-1 special. A pair of photos looking at the Sandwich Street Bridge over the CPR tracks. This photo is looking north towards the river. The building on the left is probably related to the old Windsor Salt Co.,...

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Proposed Pavilion For Riverside Park

March 16, 2011
Proposed Pavilion For Riverside Park

From the Evening Record August 8, 1914: The above is the perspective of the pavilion which the park committee proposes to erect in River Side park at the foot of Bruce avenue, The structure will be unlike anything Windsor has ever erected. The frame work will be entirely reinforced concrete, while the roof is...

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Terrace House Demolition – 1959

March 14, 2011
Terrace House Demolition – 1959

Here’s a little picture I came across a while back, what a beauty this place was. Sad that it didn’t survive. From The Windsor Star, April 15, 1959: ROOM FOR PARKING-Wreckers have started to demolish the old housing terrace at the southeast corner of Victoria Ave. and Chatham St W. This property has been...

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London Street Bridge

March 11, 2011
London Street Bridge

Happy Friday again… This week’s old photo is again part of a recent acquisition of railroad infrastructure photos. There is no date on this one, but there a a few photos in the series with similar id numbers, and those date to January, 1921. At the time of this photo the bridge was considerably...

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