Monthly Archives: May 2007

Fire Followup

May 31, 2007
Fire Followup

Just a quick follow up to the massive fire that happened last week. This is the building that fronts Wyandotte St. with the apartments above. Looks like the residents were allowed back in to gather belongings. Hopefully the businesses and their owners on the main floor won’t lose their shirts with the long closure....

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End of an era

May 30, 2007
End of an era

After 73 years of serivce, Albert Kahn’s massive foundry is permanently closed as part of “The Way Forward”. As if Windsor’s economy isn’t in the toilet enough, toss another 450 people on to the rolls of the unemployed. The sure don’t build factories like this anymore. Even a little brick would be nice By...

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Demolition Delayed

May 29, 2007
Demolition Delayed

Today’s post is for reader DouglasM (former local) who wondered from Washington State if I had any photos of the area of Sandwich where the proposed twin span enhancement of the current bridge was going to be. Doug, here you go… One of the more interesting motions on last night’s Council Agenda was put...

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Downtown Windsor Early 1940’s

May 28, 2007
Downtown Windsor Early 1940’s

Three more vintage shots today from the Bernie Drouillard collection. The photo above is dated June 1941, and shows a street scene of Ouellette Ave. looking north from Wyandotte Street. Note the old streetcar tracks are still visible on Ouellette Ave. This shot shows the same view a few years later. The bunting has...

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Signs of the past

May 25, 2007
Signs of the past

Here are a few more oldies from the archives. The sign above hung on the Walker Boys appliance store on Wyandotte St. E between Lincoln & Winderemere. It was removed several years ago. This one was found deep behind the long gone California’s. I’m not sure if this one is still there or not.

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More Old Photos

May 24, 2007
More Old Photos

Here are a few more oldies from John Stefani, via the Bernie Drouillard Collection. Bernie is the pre-eminent local transportation historian in the city of Windsor. Mr. Patrick Sr., conductor, Erie Line. 1930’s Car Number 361, London Street Car Barns, 1930’s. Late 1930’s, in front of the Amerherstburg Echo building. This photo from 1938,...

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Club Lofts Flashback

May 23, 2007
Club Lofts Flashback

Here’s another one from the archives. This is the Club Lofts building as it was first undergoing demiltion for the conversion to condos. clublofts.com. This will be a great addition to old Walkerville once completed.

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More Lost Windsor

May 22, 2007
More Lost Windsor

Another lost Windsor landmark. The vacant house at Walker & Grand Marais. Is that underpass ever going to get built? The good old City is sure taking their time with that project.

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The Floor Store – Then and Now

May 21, 2007
The Floor Store – Then and Now

The picture above is from 1965, when this store on Tecumshed Rd. E, just east of Jefferson was known as Ajax Building Materials. For some reason someone along the way covered over the front windows…. Oh well, at least they take both Master Charge and Chargex! I hope every one is having a safe...

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