Monthly Archives: November 2006

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Central Chrysler

November 30, 2006
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Central Chrysler

Located on the corner of Goyeau & Elliott was Central Chrysler. Like many other retailers, Central Chrysler also abandonned downtown Windsor for the sprawled out area at the south end of the city. As a result of some poor planning, and bad luck, the old Central Chrysler went bankrupt, leaving the old downtown location...

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Then and Now – Nevin Block

November 29, 2006
Then and Now – Nevin Block

The Nevin Block built in 1922, is the building to the west of the Walkerville Theatre. This photo was taken in 2001. Here is the block in 2006 after conversion from a laundromat to a chic boutique.

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Then and Now – Downtown Greyhoud Station

November 28, 2006
Then and Now – Downtown Greyhoud Station

As it appeared in the mid 1940’s. Photo above from the Bernie Drouillard Collection. The Windsor Greyhound Terminal, 2006. Completed in May, 1940, the Windsor terminal was shared between Greyhound of Canada and the S.W & A railway, the forerunner of Transit Windsor. The terminal was designed by the frim of Bonfield and Cumming,...

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Walker Farms House

November 27, 2006
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Walker Farms House

Located on Walker Road, just north of Tecumseh Rd., was one of the last traces of the old Walker Road. This old Farmhouse dated to the 1880, and was the residence of the manager of the Walker Farms. A brief history of the Farm can be found here. A drive by on Friday afternoon,...

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More Lakers

November 23, 2006
More Lakers

The Agawa Canyon Built at Collingwood, Ontario in 1970. She measures in at 646 feet. The Algorail Built at Collingwood, Ontario in 1968. She measures in at 640 feet in length. The John J. Boland She was built at Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1973, and sailed as the Charles E. Wilson until 2000, when...

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One Nite Only!

November 22, 2006
One Nite Only!

From the Windsor Star, April 1969. World Champion Denny McLain at the organ.

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Armco

November 21, 2006
Armco

Here’s one from the archives… I was out on the river a few years ago, when the Armco happend to come up upon us. At 767 feet in lenght the ship was an impressive sight down close in a 20 foot boat. She was built in 1953 at Lorian, OH., and lenghtened in 1974...

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Hockey Night in Windsor

November 17, 2006
Hockey Night in Windsor

Last night I attended a Spitfires game with a friend of mine from the US side, at his suggestion. It had been about a decade since I last went to a game, and I figured it was a good chance to go shoot the old area before the Spits move out the the deep...

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Mid Century Hydro Station

November 16, 2006
Mid Century Hydro Station

In hunting around Windsor this past summer, I stumbled across this building. I don’t have any information on it, as far as architect or date of construction. However, it is a great example of Mid-century design.

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