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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
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  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
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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
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  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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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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
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  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
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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