Monthly Archives: February 2007

Grace Hospital

February 28, 2007
Grace Hospital

Today we head over to the abandoned Grace Hospital site. Many Windsorites came into the world at Grace Hospital, my Mother included back in 1946. The photo above dates to 1920 and comes from the collection of John Stefani. Many thanks to John for scanning and sending along the photo. Now to the former...

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John Richardson Library

February 27, 2007
John Richardson Library

1932 2007 The Major John Richardson Library opened November 7, 1928. It was named after Major John Richardson (1796-1852), the first novelist to reside in the Windsor area. It was designed by the local firm of Cameron & Ralston, led by David J. Cameron with partner William Ralston. Cameron & Ralston designed many local...

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Bedford Street – 1922

February 26, 2007
Bedford Street – 1922

Here’s another one from the Archives. This was shot at the corner of Sandwich & Mill Streets. The building on the left hand side was, and still is the Sandwich Post Office.

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Norton Palmer – 1938

February 23, 2007
Norton Palmer – 1938

This postcard from 1938, shows Windsor’s Norton-Palmer hotel, as well as the sister hotel acorss the river in Detroit, the Hotel Norton. The back of the card reads: NORTON-PALMER HOTEL NORTON HOTEL Winsdor, Ont. – Detroit, Mich. MODERN – FIREPROOF Situated in the centre of down-town district overlooking the beautiful Detroit River and convenient...

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Old Photos

February 22, 2007
Old Photos

A few more old photos sent to me by John Stefani, from the collection of Bernie Drouillard. The S.W. & A. terminal on University Ave. Both buildings are still standing, the one on the right has just had a recent facelift, and was known as “The Junction” in its last incarnation. A view of...

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