P7088

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Black%20and%20white%20photograph%20of%20the%20casting%20side%20of%20the%20blast%20furnace%20of%20the%20Canadian%20Steel%20Corporation%27s%20plant%20at%20Ojibway

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ID Number

P7088

Item Name

Image

Maker

Rogers, Benj.

Title

Canadian Steel Corporation Blast Furnace / Le haut fourneau de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Title (Fre)

Le haut fourneau de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Date

1922/05/04

Description

Black and white photograph of the casting side of the blast furnace of the Canadian Steel Corporation's plant at Ojibway; the furnace consists of seven tall cylinders attached by pipes and steel to each other and to three shorter cylinders; there are railroad tracks in the foreground and additional construction being undertaken on the right side of the photograph; "Canadian Steel Corporation, Limited. Blast Furnace. General View looking North West Casting side. #204 5-4-22" is typed on a slip of paper glued to the bottom left corner of the photograph and the photographer's stamp, "Benj. Rogers Windsor Canada" appears in the bottom right.

History

The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site about 1917 and an elaborate town was planned to house workers at the plant. Roads were built and fire hydrants installed before the town itself was started and a four-lane divided highway separated the plant site from the town and connected it to Windsor, four kilometres away. The recession of the 1920s led the company to reassess the Canadian plant. Some mills were erected but the residential areas were never started. The depression of the 1930s finally killed the project, although the buildings which had been erected were used for war work in the 1940s. The town, which had been incorporated in 1913, remained a municipality although its population never exceded 100. It was annexed by Windsor in 1966, by which time natural regeneration had created a forest on the town site. Part of the site is now Windsor's nature park and the land planned for the Carnegie steel plant was developed for industry and is now known as the Morton Industrial Park. The residential area is now used by a harness racing complex, a new subdivision and the nature park.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Ojibway

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

Bicycles & tricycles / Bicyclettes & tricycles

Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. / Société canadienne de l'acier Canadian Steel ltd.

Furnaces / Fourneaux

Hoisting machinery / Grues

Ojibway (Ont.)

Railroad tracks / Voie ferrée

Rogers, Benjamin

Steel industry / Industrie sidérurgique

Traffic Engineering Department / Ingénierie et gestion du trafic routier

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