Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays!

December 27, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying the time off with their families, regular posting will resume Wednesday January 2, 2013.

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J. Clark Keith Hydro Plant

December 21, 2012
J. Clark Keith Hydro Plant

Located in Brighton Beach, the J. Clark Keith coal powered hydro plant was opened in 1953, and was demolished in 1997. Below is a rendering that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star, February 19, 1949: These first architects’ drawings of the $21,000,000 Windsor steam hydro generating plan which will go into construction in the...

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Riverside Park – c. 1915

December 19, 2012
Riverside Park – c. 1915

A neat old World War I era postcard. This one showing the Riverside Park in Windsor. No details given on this one, but I think it was the park at the foot of Bruce Avenue. Back in March, 2011 there was this post about a proposed pavilion for Riverside park. Less than one week...

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No Post Today

December 17, 2012

Hey everyone, I was out of town this weekend, and got in late. No post today, posting resumes Wednesday.

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Suggested Civic Centre

December 14, 2012
Suggested Civic Centre

This comes from regular reader Mike F. who came across this rendering from the Border Cities Star, November 1, 1930: Location of the proposed new Canadian National Railways station on the riverfront, at the foot of Windsor avenue, with a city hall square at the avenue’s head, is provided by Thomas Adams, city planner,...

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The Municipal Courts Building – 1955

December 12, 2012
The Municipal Courts Building – 1955

Today we take a look at the old Municipal Courts Building. Built in 1955 and designed by Sheppard & Masson. Sheppard & Masson would also design the new City Hall that was erected the next year in 1956. A copy of the ad that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star – June 26, 1955,...

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2013 Calendars

December 10, 2012
2013 Calendars

Happy Monday everyone, if you’ve ordered a calendar, I’m happy to report they’ve arrived. Anyone in Windsor who ordered one who lives in an apartment, will have them mailed out later today. Anyone in a house will have them delivered to their door, by Saturday December 15th at the latest. Thanks again everyone.

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Windsor Truck And Storage

December 7, 2012
Windsor Truck And Storage

Back last month, there was a post when the cranes went up on the old Windsor Truck and Storage Building. Above is a photo taken yesterday, which shows several courses of brick have been removed, and some of the structural block behind it as well. What ever is going on, looks to be serious....

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City Hall Square – 2003

December 5, 2012
City Hall Square – 2003

Going through some old photos, I came across this one shot October 23, 2003. It shows the old Police Headquarters and the under construction parking lot where the old court house once stood. Amazing how much has vanished in the last decade…

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