Throwback Thursday

This photograph taken in 1924 is the residence of George Yule Masson, one of Windsor’s premier architects. George designed this house located at 3069 Alexander Avenue where he lived from 1924 to 1939. The house was designed in the French Cottage style. George Masson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921 where he studied architecture. When he returned to Windsor Masson worked for the architectural firm Nichols, Sheppard and Masson as well as Sheppard, Masson, Brand and Langlois. George Masson’s architectural career spanned a period of six decades. His most noteworthy designs are the Cenotaph at City Hall Square, the Red Cross Building and the Essex Golf and Country Club. To view this photograph or other historic photographs of Windsor please visit ‘Windsor’s History and Pictures’ digital exhibit found at To learn more about George Y. Masson, visit the archives at the Windsor Public Library where the George Y. Masson Collection is housed.

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