P5182

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Black%20and%20white%20photograph%20of%20the%20three-story%20British%20American%20Hotel%20located%20on%20the%20northeast%20side%20of%20Ouellette%20Avenue%20and%20Sandwich%20Street%20%28now%20Riverside%20Drive%29

Details

ID Number

P5182

Item Name

Image

Title

British American Hotel from the Southwest / Hôtel British American vue du Sud-Ouest

Title (Fre)

Hôtel British American vue du Sud-Ouest

Date

ca 1880

Description

Black and white photograph of the three-story British American Hotel; located on the northeast side of Ouellette Avenue and Sandwich Street (now Riverside Drive); it was demolished in 1975 and the Piazza Udine, part of the riverfront park system, now sits in its place; on top of the building on both the far left and far right are signs reading "British American Hotel"; there are other signs advertising "Cameras & Supplies" and "Ice Cream & Candy" above awnings on the first storey; there are many men and women walking around the hotel and there is an automobile parked on the far right side of the photograph.

History

The name of the British American hotel reflects both the British heritage and the American influences felt in the Windsor area. There are reliefs of lions, beavers, and eagles on the facade of the hotel. There is also a beaver zinc sculpture, which was preserved when the hotel was demolished.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

British American Hotel / Hôtel British American

Commercial facilities / Locaux commerciaux

Hotels / Hôtels

Men / Hommes

Piazza Udine

Signs (Notices) / Avis

Women / Femmes

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