Monthly Archives: September 2011

50 – Year Landmark Down in Seconds

September 9, 2011
50 – Year Landmark Down in Seconds

From the Detroit Free Press – Saturday, April 30, 1977 p. 18-C BY DEE SIEGELBAUM FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER In a spectacular example of now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t, St. Mary’s Academy, a Windsor landmark for 50 years, was reduced to a smoking pile of rubble Friday. The red brick and concrete structure fell to the ground...

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Ada C. Richards School

September 7, 2011
Ada C. Richards School

Over the weekend, I received a few emails that the old grade school at Ontario just west of Pillette was biting the dust. See here for photos of the demolition on Windsorite.ca. Another part of Windsor’s history again bites the dust. Designed by Albert McPhail, the school was built in 1922 and was opened...

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Dillon Hall

September 2, 2011
Dillon Hall

From the Border Cities Star – February 10, 1927: The above reproduction from an architect’s drawing shows the new classroom building which will be built at a cost of $300,000 by Assumption College this year. Construction work on the structure will start on or about March 1, and it is expected that it will...

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