With Remembrance Day just two weeks away, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph. Designed by local architect George Y. Masson (Municipal Archives Collection MS20), it was constructed of Canadian Pink Granite and rising in height at just over 6 metres. The cenotaph was dedicated on November 11, 1924 at its original location on Giles Boulevard at Ouellette Avenue by Major-General Sir Archibald Cameron MacDonell. The 106-ton cenotaph was dismantled in 1965 and reassembled at its current location at City Hall Square, and rededicated on November 11, 1965. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the library’s digital exhibits page “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at If you are interested in contacting Windsor’s Municipal Archives directly you can do so by email at or by phone at 519-255-6770×4414.


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