Monthly Archives: September 2012

Doors Open Windsor – This Saturday and Sunday

September 28, 2012
Doors Open Windsor – This Saturday and Sunday

Doors Open Windsor is this weekend, 30 sites open to the public, free of charge. You can find full details by visiting the Doors Open Windsor Website, by clicking HERE on on the screen shot below. Below is an interactive map of the Doors Open Sites A .PDF version of...

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Store and Flats for Wyandotte Street – 1912

September 26, 2012
Store and Flats for Wyandotte Street – 1912

From the Evening Record, October 1912: This is a new building to be erected on Wyandotte street for Messrs. Osterhout & Little from designs submitted byLeybourne & Whitney, architects and engineers, 204 Davis building. There will be two large and well lighted stores on the first floor with basements beneath. Upon the second floor...

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Ferry & Chatham – Alexander Bartlet House – 1912

September 24, 2012
Ferry & Chatham – Alexander Bartlet House – 1912

From the Evening Record – October, 1912: One by one, the old landmarks are disappearing, owing to Windsor’s phenomenal expansion. The engraving above is made from a photo of the late Alexander Bartlet home at the corner of Ferry and Chatham streets. Since Mr. Bartlet’s death it has been occupied by Mr. and Mrs....

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Princess Theatre

September 21, 2012
Princess Theatre

Exterior view of the Princess Theatre, Windsor’s newest theatre, located on Sandwich street east. It has an attractive front that make a big improvement in the appearance of the street. I don’t know much about this theatre, in fact this picture is the first and only reference I’ve ever seen to the Princess Theatre....

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Applebe Store – Pitt Street

September 19, 2012
Applebe Store – Pitt Street

The above cut is of the new front that is being put on the old building where the Erie Tobacco Company were formerly located and which by the first of October will be the entrance to one of the biggest dry goods stores in this section. Jos Applebe & Co., managed by Mr. E.R....

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McDougall Aveune Foundry

September 17, 2012
McDougall Aveune Foundry

From the Evening Record, May, 1912: Just for the fun of the thing, take a walk out to the factory district one of these fine days. If you haven’t done so already you will surely get your eye opened. The industrial area is rapidly filling ip with new factories that will give employment to...

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Windsor Jockey Club Grandstand – 1912

September 14, 2012
Windsor Jockey Club Grandstand – 1912

The new Windsor race track grandstand is shown herewith. It is said to be the largest and finest equipped grandstand in Canada. It is of steel construction on a cement and brick foundation, the brickwork being carried up to form the first story. The stand is 340 feet in length and 70 feet in...

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National Auto Body – 1912

September 12, 2012
National Auto Body – 1912

From the Evening Record – May 4, 1912: MAMMOTH AUTO BODY PLANT LOCATES IN WINDSOR This building was designed by Gilbert Jaques & Co., architects of Windsor. The plan was for this building to be located on the Davis Farm subdivison, the article doesn’t say exactly where, but it did make reference to a...

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British American Brewery – 1935

September 10, 2012
British American Brewery – 1935

From the Windsor Daily Star – December, 1935: As the Detroit shoreline is broken by the nocturnal shafts of huge electrical signs of large industrial plants, so is that of the Canadian side pierced by blazing beacons of artistic illumination. The products of many of Windsor’s larger industries are emphasized by mammoth electric signs,...

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