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Sergt. William Lees

August 20, 2014
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As one of the 23d Light Dragoons he served at the Battle of Telavera, in 1809, and at the Battle of Waterloo, under the Duke of Wellington, June 18, 1815. He died Oct 30, 1868 and his remains are interred at St. John’s graveyard. Interesting footnote of History that a veteran of the Napoleonic...

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Medical Arts Building – c. 1935

August 18, 2014
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One of the more interesting and I think overlooked buildings in Windsor is the old Medical Arts building on Ouellette, just south of Erie, opposite Hotel Dieu Hospital. Slowly being renovated into residential units, I’m sure it will be a great place once it’s...

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Ouellette & Sandwich – 1899

August 15, 2014
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An old shot, looking north towards the ferry dock dated from 1899. On the left is the old Merchants Bank building and the Wigle Bros Hotel, which was demolished and replaced with the old TD Bank building. A detail shot of the the streetscape...

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Riverfront Follies Nightclub – c. 1973

August 13, 2014
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The Riverfront Follies Nightclub at 93 Riverside Drive East, would have put this about the south west corner of Riverside and Goyeau? Anyone out there remember this place? Was...

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Little Bavaria

August 11, 2014
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Hope everyone had a good weekend! Here today we have an old advertisement for the Little Bavaria Tavern. Located beside Mario’s at 747 Ouellette Ave (in the building that...

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Peter’s Bar-B-Q Inn – Kingsville – 1954

August 8, 2014
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Here’s another old Essex County restaurant ad, this one from Kingsville this time, and from Peter’s Bar-B-Q Inn, which was proclaimed as “Kingsville’s Favourite Eating Place”. The last post...

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Proposed Parking Garage – 1927 – Victoria and Park

August 6, 2014
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In the accompanying illustrations are shown the proposed 300 cars or more ramp garage building to be erected at the north east corner of Victoria Avenue and Park Street...

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Ford Powerhouse Rendering

August 1, 2014
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Photo from the Chris Edwards collection A nice rendering here above from the engineering firm dated 1950, showing the view of the powerhouse following the expansion of the building....

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Ford Powerhouse – c. 1955

July 30, 2014
Ford Powerhouse – c. 1955

A view of the Ford Powerhouse on Riverside Drive and Cadillac, from the mid 1950′s shortly after it was expanded. Originally designed by Albert Kahn in 1924, the building...

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Point Pelee – 1954

July 28, 2014
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A view from 1954 showing the entrance to Point Pelee National Park. Interesting to note the little blurb about Daylight Saving Time. It would be weird to have an...

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1077 Ouellette

July 25, 2014
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The 1908 Tudor Revival house at 1077 Ouellette Ave, finally met the wrecking ball earlier this week. This house was part of a heritage fight to preserve it that...

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Diana Restaurant – Leamington – 1954

July 23, 2014
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Happy Wednesday everyone! Here today is an old advertisement for The Diana Restaurant in Leamington. Sounds like this place was around since the late teensĀ and made it to at...

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Hon. James Baby

July 21, 2014
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Today we take a look at James Baby, the man who built the second owner of the Duff-Baby house at the corner of Russell & Mill.That house built about...

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Sandwich Street Looking East – 1895

July 18, 2014
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Photo from the SWODA This photograph comes from the Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895 courtesy of the SWODA. This shot is looking...

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City Hall – 1920

July 16, 2014
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A view of City Hall Square from 1920. This building served as Windsor’s second City Hall, and was replaced in the mid 1950′s, by the third and current city...

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Jackson Park Sunken Gardens – c 1940

July 14, 2014
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A nice view from the same set of postcards as Friday’s shot. This one is looking at Kennedy Collegiate from Jackson Park, which I won’t deny is my favourite...

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Windsor Yacht Club – c 1940

July 11, 2014
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A neat old postcard view of the Windsor Yacht Club, located out on Windsor’s far east side. If anyone out there is a boat expert, you’d probably be able...

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Alexander Chewett

July 9, 2014
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A early resident of Sandwich, Alexander Chewett is remembered today by the short little street bearing his name today in Sandwich. From Frederick Neal’s Township of Sandwich, is the...

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Old Utility Poles – Tecumseh Road East

July 7, 2014
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First off, this post was supposed to appear on Friday. It wasn’t until late Saturday afternoon before I realized that I hadn’t scheduled it properly… So.. I’m sorry to...

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Parkview Tower – 76 Tecumseh Rd E

July 2, 2014
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While out for a walk on Canada Day, I noticed this nice mid century numbering over the front door of the Parkview Tower Apartments. I never noticed this lettering...

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Airport Terminal Construction – 1956

June 27, 2014
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From the Windsor Daily Star – July 30, 1956 TERMINAL TAKING SHAPE – The new $615,000 Windsor Airport Terminal, which will include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities for international...

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Wilkinson Homestead – Chippawa Street

June 25, 2014
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Sticking with “The Township of Sandwich” and with Chippawa Street in the west end, I noticed this old photo. It’s captioned: The Col. John A. Wilkinson Homestead Chippewa Street,...

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Peter and Chippewa – Then and Now

June 23, 2014
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From Frederick Neal’s “Township of Sandwich” in 1909: Looking from the intersection of Peter street, west to the Detroit River. The two old fashioned dwellings on the right of...

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Lang & Jewell Body Service – 1935

June 20, 2014
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This photo above ran in the Border Cities Star on June 29, 1935: Above picture shows one of a fleet of 15 new palatial highway parlor coaches of modern...

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The Beeman House – Ouellette and Pitt – c. 1880

June 18, 2014
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From “The Township of Sandwich” the caption reads as follows: THE BEEMAN HOUSE Windsor, Ont., “Dode” Maisonville, Propr. This building waserected in the year 1855, on the Northeast corner...

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1415 Janette Avenue

June 16, 2014
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This factory at 1415 Janette at the corner of Jannette and Ellis, has always made me wonder what it used to be. I recently came across this photo in...

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Ouellette and University c. 1925

June 13, 2014
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An interesting shot looking west along London Street (today’s University Ave) from the intersection of Ouellette and London. The Labelle Building is on the left, and the Imperial Bank...

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Downtown Looking West – c. 1905

June 9, 2014
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I believe that the intersection in the lower left hand side is either Pitt and Mercer or Pitt and McDougall. I like this shot, a nice scene showing the...

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Windsor Water Works

June 6, 2014
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From the Township of Sandwich, published in 1907 by Frederick Neal, a photo of the Windsor Water Works. This building was built in 1873 and was on the north...

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Pearl’s Dress Studio

June 4, 2014
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A few weeks back, while doing some work in my house, I uncovered this long forgotten Gift Certificate worth $5.00 for Pearl’s Dress Studio at 520 Pelissier in Downtown...

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