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Greyhound Bus Terminal – Ouellette Ave c 1930

November 26, 2014
Greyhound Bus Terminal – Ouellette Ave c 1930

Image © Bernie Drouillard Collection, digitized by John Stefani A shot of the old Greyhound Station, on Ouellette & Park about 1930. I think a similar picture has been posted here previously, but this scan comes to us via John Stefani, who digitized some more of Bernie Drouillard’s collection for us. Thanks as always...

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Windsor – Detroit Tunnel Entrance c 1974

November 24, 2014

  A neat shot showing the long running GM new look coaches. The last of these weren’t retried until about 4 or 5 years ago. The old sign at the tunnel entrance is long gone, as is the old GREYHOUND marquee on the old...

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The Border Cities – Canada’s Southern Gateway – 1929

November 21, 2014

Most of the old photos from 1929 posted over the last few weeks came from this old promotional booklet. I’m posting the cover today only because I think it’s a great old advertisement for the area, and a great piece of Jazz Age graphic...

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Essex County – 1929

November 19, 2014

  A old map pointing out all the settlements of Essex County in 1929, and showing crops, rivers, and other tourist highlights.

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Low Tolls – No Congestion – Ambassador Bridge – 1937

November 17, 2014

Some things sure have changed in the last 77 years… No congestion? Not so much. Low tolls? Not at all. Sidewalk? Closed.   Interestingly, despite this ad being post-amalgamation,...

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Hotel Moore – Kingsville – 1937

November 14, 2014

Formerly and once again the King’s Hotel. Located on Main Street in Kingsville, this one is an IM anomaly as it’s still standing and has been restored back to...

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The Honeymoon Nest – 1929

November 12, 2014

A photo that appeared in a promotional booklet from 1929, shows the above with the caption: “Honeymoon Nest, Walkerville Tourist Camp” I half looked for the location of this...

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Never Forget – 11 – 11

November 10, 2014

  In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard...

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The Royal Windsor Garage – 334 Dougall – 1937

November 7, 2014

Another one for the lost Windsor category. The long demolish Royal Windsor Garage. The Royal Windsor Garage was located on Dougall between University and Park, and sat to the...

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Ouellette & Pitt – c. 1929

November 5, 2014

A view of Ouellette Avenue at the end of the boom years. This shot shows the two major local downtown department stores, Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow as well as...

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Hotel Lake View – Amherstburg – 1937

November 3, 2014

  Back out to Essex County today, does anyone have anything they can add about this place? It’s not Windsor, so there’s always the chance it’s still standing. If...

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The Bottling Room – Hiram Walker & Sons – 1899

October 31, 2014

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...

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The House of Hospitality – 1938

October 29, 2014

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...

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Division Street – Kingsville – c 1929

October 27, 2014

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...

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Bartlet MacDonald & Gow Ltd – 1937

October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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No post today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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