Throwback Thursday

With the announcement  that the City of Windsor is purchasing the Paul Martin Sr. Building from the Federal Government, and it will temporarily house the Windsor Public Library, our Throwback Thursday Pic this week is of the almost completed structure taken June 3, 1933. Construction began in 1932 as a public works project to help alleviate the growing unemployment crises caused by the Great Depression. Opened in 1935, the structure was originally called the Dominion Public Building. The government building housed, the Post Office, Department of National Revenue, Excise Tax Auditors, Income Tax Department, R.C.M.P., Department of Pensions and Dominion Department of Agriculture. The building was renamed after Paul Martin Sr. on November 18t, 1994. If you are interested in more historic photographs of Windsor please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at http://heritage.windsorpubliclibrary.com/.

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