Photo from Google Streetview
Built in 1962 and designed by Johnson-McWhinne, the old Electa Hall at Patrica and University is soon to meet the wrecking ball. While, I’m more a fan of the 1960’s section to the south of the property the whole thing, both the southern 4 story building and the northern 6 story building are soon to be shipped off to the landfill.
Found this interesting advertisement in the 1959 International Freedom Festival Program.
Much of the area was to be part of the huge steel plant at Ojibway which never came to be. Ojibway was amalgamated into Windsor in the mid 1960’s.
Here’s a view of the original Cleary Auditorium on Riverside Dr W and Ferry St. Although it was universally despised during the time leading up to the renovation, it’s a shame it was altered away from the architect’s vision. It was a pretty good looking mid-century design.
Have a good weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.
In recognition of it being back to school time, here’s one of those rare old Windsor Postcards where the view is still the same today…
This shot of Assumption College (today’s Dillion Hall) dates to c. 1964. Designed by local architect Albert Lothian, it’s a classic example of the educational Gothic style of architecture popular in the late 1920’s for educational buildings (see also Kennedy, Walkerville & Lowe).
Hope everyone had a great long weekend!
Hey everyone… So I’m in the middle of upgrading the computer here at IM world headquarters to a new machine, and as is usually the case things aren’t going as quickly or as smoothly as usual…. So… There will be no post today, not sure about Friday, at this point I’ve got a busy few days ahead, and then the long weekend, so there will be no post Labour Day Monday. So let’s just plan on meeting back here next Wednesday. Enjoy the long weekend everyone, be safe and we’ll see you next week.
Here’s a throwback to 2004 when there was a Tim Horton’s on the north east corner of Ouellette and Gilles. No drive through was the downfall of this one, the site today is an empty lot.
Going through some old photographs the other day and I came across these two shots from 2005. It’s amazing how much this street has changed in the last decade. The building above is long gone, and the whole block has been redeveloped. The Goodwill and Maxim Medical buildings now occupy this site.
This building, the next block north is also long gone. There was a large fire in the front part of the building and it today it is a vacant lot.
Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.
A shot from 1964 showing the billboard that once stood on the roof of the Douglas Building on the southeast corner of Ouellette and Wyandotte.
A neat shot, and one from a perspective rarely seen, this one taken from the ferry, looking south towards today’s Riverside Drive (then Sandwich Street).
At the corner of Riverside and Ouellette, a banner proclaims “Windsor Races Today”, for the Horse Races at the Jockey Club, which was located at the site of what is today Jackson Park and Kennedy Collegiate Institute. The older open streetcar can also be seen in the photograph.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend.