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The Bottling Room – Hiram Walker & Sons – 1899

October 31, 2014
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An old colourized photograph showing the Bottling Department at Hiram Walker & Sons, back in 1899. An interesting glimpse into our industrial heritage. Halloween tonight, if you’re driving around tonight be extra careful. See you back here Monday.

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The House of Hospitality – 1938

October 29, 2014
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An old ad for the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel at Park & Pelissier. Hard to imagine such a grand old hotel once stood downtown. It’s a shame it never survived. Old hotels just have a certain charm that will never be recreated in...

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Division Street – Kingsville – c 1929

October 27, 2014
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Today we head out to Essex County and this view that was captioned as the “Famous Maple Arch of Division Street, Kingsville”. A neat old look back to some of the sites outside of the city. Election Day today. Make sure you get out...

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Bartlet MacDonald & Gow Ltd – 1937

October 24, 2014
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An old Ad for Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow, a long time downtown Windsor independent department store. It was founded in 1860, and stayed part of the Windsor retail scene...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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