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The Lawn of Hiram Walker – 1899

October 22, 2014
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This view looking west from what is today known as the Canadian Club Brand Centre, shows some of the long lost distillery buildings. The white grain silos today sit to the rear of the taller building. Perhaps an earlier version? You can also see a bit of the Walkerville – Detroit ferry at the...

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Ford City Bathing Beach – c 1930

October 20, 2014
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Over the weekend, I found another shot of what was by then called the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Ford City was renamed East Windsor in 1929, with the arrival of the large Chrysler Factory at Drouillard & Tecumseh. A neat photo you can see...

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Ford City Bathing Beach

October 17, 2014
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A postcard view from the early 1930’s showing what was known as the Ford City Bathing Beach or the East Windsor Bathing Beach, and finally in the cast of this post amalgamation post card, the Windsor Bathing Beach. It was located at the foot...

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2490 McDougall – Demolished

October 15, 2014
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Back in May, we took a look at 2490 McDougall which was then living on borrowed time. Sometime over the last couple of weeks, the building eaters came in...

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View From The Walkerville Fire Hall – 1895

October 10, 2014
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Photo courtesy SWODA This photo appeared in “Souvenir : Windsor and Walkerville, May, 1895 : Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895.” published in...

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S.W. & A Car 407 – Devonshire Rd – 1939

October 6, 2014
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Photo © from the Collection of Bernie Drouillard The above photo comes to us from the collection of Bernie Drouillard and digitized for us by John Stefani. As always...

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Dougall Avenue Rail Overpasses – 1972

October 3, 2014
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So a few weeks back, there was a post with a photo looking at the Dougall “Super-Highway” from 1931. In the comments on that thread Tom D says he...

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October 1, 2014

Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know that there is no post today. Having a few little technical details on the server side to deal with...

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W.E. & L.S. Railway – Car # 507 – 1939

September 29, 2014
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Photo © from the Collection of Bernie Drouillard Back in 2008 in this post, we took a look at the Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Rapid Railway. In that...

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Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery

September 26, 2014
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A few shots today that were taken last week at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of a large number of Windsorites who never...

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Red Beach – Dieppe France

September 24, 2014
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A week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Dieppe, France, the site of the disastrous WWII raid that took place on August 19, 1942. The monument above, also...

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Sterling Products Factory Expansion – 1931

September 22, 2014
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Increasing business has forced Sterling Products, Windsor, to again enlarge its factory, thus repeating last year’s performance, when a large addition was made to the same plant. Workmen are...

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British-American Oil Company Storage Plant – 1931

September 19, 2014
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A notable addition to the Border’s growing industrial roster is pictured here – the $250,000 storage plant of the British-American Oil Company, Limited. It is on the Yawkey Farm...

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New Federal Building for 1932

September 17, 2014
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Nearly 52 years ago Windsor celebrated the opening of its new Post Office. During the coming year the now-ancient building will be torn down. Also razed will be the...

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Windsor’s First Greyhound Station

September 15, 2014
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A view of the first Greyhound Station in Windsor, this one was on Ouellette Avenue at the corner of Park Street. The station was located in the Park Building,...

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Dougall Super-Highway – 1931

September 12, 2014
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The new super-highway provided by widening Dougall Road this year, supplementing widening of the three subways last year. According to the article to go with the picture, the cost...

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Sandwich Foundry – 1931

September 10, 2014
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An old rendering of the Sandwich Foundry company that was once located at the south east corner of Chippewa and Bloomfield. That area today has been replaced by social...

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Kennedy Collegiate – 1931

September 8, 2014
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The Hon. W. C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute symbolizes the spirit of the Border Cities. The collegiate is shown here as it is seen from McDougall street and Tecumseh Boulevard,...

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Mario’s Tecumseh & Ouellette – c 1950

September 5, 2014
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A look at the corner of Tecumseh and Ouellette. I can only assume that this building still exists behind the Medical Imaging Centre. Interesting to see part of the...

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St Cecile’s – Riverside – 1931

September 3, 2014
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Another long lost school, this one from the Town of Riverside. St. Cecile’s school. I don’t know a lot about this one, anyone out there know anything about this...

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St Bernard’s School – East Windsor – 1931

August 29, 2014
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A view of what was then the brand new St Bernard’s School in Est Windsor. This building designed by Albert Lothian still stands, although it is scheduled for demolition...

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St Francis School – Sandwich – 1931

August 27, 2014
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A view of the original St Francis School in Sandwich. Located at the corner of Peter and Detroit streets in the west end, this building was replaced by a...

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Salvation Army Metropole – 1931 – Chatham Street East

August 25, 2014
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This building has come up in discussion over the years, and I finally came across a photo of it in the December 31, 1931 edition of the Border Cities...

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Erie & McDougall – Christmas 1963

August 22, 2014
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From a Season’s Greeting Ad from December 1963: The new main substation and control centre being built on Erie St. East is constructed on the original foundations of buildings...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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