Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday picture, taken in the 1970s, is of St. Alphonsus Church and rectory. St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic parish is one of the oldest parishes in Windsor. The current church was opened in 1873 with construction starting in 1870, replacing earlier church that was opened in 1854. The rectory was built in the early 1900s, and was the residence for the local priest. The rectory was demolished around 1994 to make way for the expansion of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel vehicle exit. Today, Canada Customs building stands where the rectory once stood. The church is still and active parish, and building to the left of the church is the Windsor Police Station that was demolished when the new police station opened in 1999.

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