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Canadian Steel Corporation Langlois Culvert / Ponceau de la rue Langlois - La société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

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Ponceau de la rue Langlois - La société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel




Black and white photograph of the finished Langlois Culvert at the Canadian Steel Corporation's proposed town of Ojibway; the culvert is visible in the centre of the photograph; a trench runs vertically through the centre of the photograph and water is visible in the trench on both sides of the culvert; dirt embankments run parallel to the trench; a dirt road runs horizontally through the centre of the photograph and a wooden railing runs along each side of the dirt above the culvert; hand printed in the bottom left corner is: "Main Drain - Townsite Looking South at Langlois Road showing culvert. 9-26-17".


The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site around 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.

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Canada - Ontario - Ojibway

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


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

City planning / Planification urbaine

Culverts / Rigoles

Fences / clôtures

Langlois Rd. / Chemin Langlois

Ojibway (Ont.)

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Sewerage / Réseau d'égouts

Water / Eau

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