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W.C. Kennedy Gets a Facelift

​​​​Kennedy exterior.jpg​Ninety-one year old W.C. Kennedy has gotten a facelift. 

Built in 1928 for what was shocking at the time, $750,000, the school has just undergone nearly $5 million in renovations, many of which were cosmetic, yet necessary to prolong the legacy of the classic structure. 

The Gothic design had been taking on an increasingly eerier temperament as it neared it's 100th anniversary so the work, which has taken approximately 8 months, has helped restore the school's outward appeal. The entire façade, which faces Tecumseh Road, was rebuilt. Kennedy sign.jpgCollegiate sign.jpg



This included some much needed polish to the brass Kennedy Collegiate inscription (pictured, right) above the main door which had been rendered all but unnoticeable by the elements over time.

The masonry was re-pointed which will extend the life of the exterior structure and the prominent windows in the library which face out of the front lawn were repaired (above, left). There was also considerable painting done inside along with a new roof, environmental upgrades and storm sewer repairs along the front of the building. 

As of September, 2020 some work was still underway to renew the classic building which stands guard over Windsor's Jackson Park and has been compared to the architecture on the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge universities.Kennedy exterior - wide.jpg