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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 hour’s difference between Windsor and Detroit. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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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 ultimately lost. A nice house, and one of the least altered and most original on...

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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 least the mid 1950′s. Any county folk have any memories of the place?

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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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Shore Acres – c. 1910

June 2, 2014
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This is a postcard view titled Shore Acres. The post card view is of the area of Riverside between Bridge and Rankin, what was once the old Rankin homestead....

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Wyandotte Street – 1912

May 30, 2014
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An interesting postcard view simply labeled as Wyandotte Street. No cross street is given. Seeing as it is labeled as Windsor and not Walkerville, it must be somewhere in...

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Jackson Park – 2013

May 28, 2014
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The other day featured a shot of Jackson Park from 1938 (see below), and above is a shot in the same general direction from 2013, taken last summer. Then...

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Water Works Gate

May 26, 2014
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This weekend on a stroll around Jackson Park, this water works gate on the south east corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh caught my eye. It’s interesting to note it’s...

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Jackson Park – 1938

May 23, 2014
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A view of the sunken gardens at Jackson Park, taken in 1938, looking east towards Kennedy Collegiate. Note that there’s no pool in the middle of the gardens yet,...

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Crawford & University – Then & Now

May 21, 2014
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The site where Grace Hospital once stood is now wiped bare, and the grassy lot gives no clues to what was once there. Back in time a decade to...

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2490 McDougall

May 16, 2014
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The old streamlined moderne factory building at 2490 McDougall is living on borrowed time. The building lost its canopy over the front door, and had many elements painted over...

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Theodule Giradot Esq

May 12, 2014
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THEODULE GIRADOT ESQ Was born at Arthesaus, France, Feb 12, 1824. Appointed to a position on the faculty of Assumption College and was principal of the school for five...

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Samuel Smith MacDonell Esq

May 9, 2014
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SAMUEL SMITH MacDONELL Was District Clerk in 1850 and 1851, and was Reeve of the Village of Windsor from 1854 to 1857, and elected the first Mayor of Windsor...

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