Aerial View Of The Downtown Windsor-Detroit River Front Developments



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Aerial View Of The Downtown Windsor-Detroit River Front Developments
Creator(s): Greater Windsor Industrial Commission
Publisher: Commercial Press Co. Ltd.
Date: 1959
Type(s): Postcard
Physical Description: Colour; 23 x 15 cm
Language: English
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Scrapbook
Notes: c. 1959; giant post card; aerial view of downtown Windsor and Detroit; the 2 main north-south streets visible are Ouellette Avenue to the left and Goyeau Street to the right; the Prince Edward Hotel can be seen on the northeast corner of Ouellette Avenue and Park Street; to the left is the Norton Palmer Hotel on the northwest corner of Park and Pelissier Streets; just south of the Prince Edward Hotel is the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Plaza; north and east of the Tunnel Plaza is St. Alphonsus Church; on Wyandotte Street, near the northeast corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue is the Independent Order of Oddfellows (I.O.O.F) Temple; right on the same corner, the new Toronto Dominion Bank is under construction; on the right side of the postcard is City Hall Square; Windsor City Hall and All Saints Anglican Church (to the north of City Hall) are visible. "Dear Friend: Windsor, Canada's 5th manufacturing city, is adding to its manufacturing capacity, as its plants expand and new industries establish. In 1958, 29 manufacturers enlarged their facilities. The last of these is now in the final stages of a 4 million dollar expansion programme. In the first 10 months of 1959, 35 manufacturers started new additions. The Dominion Bureau of Statistics forecast a 28.8 million dollar expenditure for new plants and equipment in Windsor during 1959, up 65% from 1958, making the total since 1951 over $330,000,000. The central city is also changing its appearance as a 7 million dollar redevelopment programme begins. New office buildings and a Civic Auditorium are rapidly rising, changing the face of Windsor. We hope that at your first opportunity you make it a point to visit Greater Windsor and view this activity first hand. The Greater Windsor Industrial Commission."
Subject(s): Ouellette Avenue (Windsor)
Goyeau Street (Windsor)
Park Street (Windsor)
Wyandotte Street (Windsor)
Prince Edward Hotel (Windsor)
Norton Palmer Hotel (Windsor)
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel
St. Alphonsus Church (Windsor)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Temple (Windsor)
City Hall, Third (Windsor)
All Saints Church (Windsor)
Detroit River
Hotels
Churches
Government Buildings
Toronto Dominion Bank (Windsor)
Banks
Socieities
Advertising
Place(s): Windsor (Ontario)
Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: Leddy Library. University of Windsor
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