THROWBACK THURSDAY

This Monday, November 11, is Remembrance Day. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the official unveiling of The Essex County War Memorial on November 11, 1924 by Major-General Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonnel. The monument was originally located at the corner of Giles and Ouellette facing Ouellette. Based on the design of local architect George Y. Masson, the monument cost $25,000 to build and was constructed of Canadian pink granite rising to 20 feet.  In 1965 the 105-ton monument was dismantled stone by stone and relocated to its current location at City Hall Square. The Royal Canadian Legion rededicated the monument at the new location on November 11, 1965. If you are interested in this photograph or other historic images of Windsor please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at http://heritage.windsorpubliclibrary.com/.

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