Mystery Building – 1915

February 28, 2014

This building was included in an album of photos of Windsor and Walkerville and was dated 1915. Unfortunately there zero info with the photographs, and while I looked for year, I have yet to find out what or where this building was.

So, take a look at this mysterious building. It was obviously important enough to warrant a photo and to be one of the 8 photos that was included in the album of this photographer’s trip to Windsor 99 years ago. Maybe one day the mystery will be solved.

Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here Monday!

13 Responses to Mystery Building – 1915

  1. terry on February 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

    From the design I almost think that it is a Carnegie Library.

  2. Uzzy on February 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

    It looks like a bank, or maybe a library. There’s some similarities to the Albert Kahn designed CIBC on Devonshire, which makes me think bank. Could this be one of his? Is there a list of his buildings that you could cross-reference?

  3. Uzzy on February 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

    terry, Carnegie Library was actually the first thing that popped into my head.

  4. Jane on February 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

    The first thing I thought was a library, too.

  5. pinstripes on February 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Looks to me like the Carnegie Library in Kingsville. Can’t remember if there is a side street though???

  6. Shawn on February 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I would also guess Library.

  7. Vicki on February 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This would appear to be the former Carnegie Library in Mt. Clemens, Michigan that now serves as “The Art Center”

    http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/e1ce9f57-098c-4f31-a72e-363a8b82b3c5.jpg

  8. Vicki on February 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I’d also like to add this link which is taken from the same point of view as the archival photo:

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c198/DowntownZack/Mt%20Clemens/112_3391.jpg

  9. Andrew on March 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Thanks everyone! I was thinking a library or some kind of municipal structure, but I couldn’t find anything in Windsor/Walkerville. Mt Clemens is close enough, I guess that’s how it made it into this collection of amateur photographs.

  10. Jay Thompson Ricard on March 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Sherlock Holmes at it again….thank you Vicki for solving this mystery..I must say, that building looks even BETTER than it did back in 1915….almost new!

  11. fred e on March 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    i checked it scanning Google earth
    it is now the Anton Art Center…..

  12. fred e on March 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    old building is in Mount Clemens Mich

  13. Jim Sealy on April 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    It is the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens. I copied a picture from the right rear and it is exactly the same as the mystery photo (not including the addition of course).

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