Monthly Archives: June 2007

Tecumseh DUR Station

June 29, 2007
Tecumseh DUR Station

Last Friday, I posted two old Postcards, one of which was a view of the Tecumseh DUR Station and the streetcar loop. Bernie chimed in with the following information: The DUR station in Tecumseh was on the north side of the CNR tracks (where Shopper Drugs stands today), was for the Windsor – Tecumseh...

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Fireworks

June 28, 2007
Fireworks

So this year I decided to hit the fireworks with my wife, we went Mike Beauchamp style, on two wheels. Easy in, easy out… The second floor of these two old Riverside Dr. homes, offered great views for the residents. Crowds of people make their way along Riverside Drive towards downtown. On with the...

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Bird’s Eye View – 1928

June 27, 2007
Bird’s Eye View – 1928

Here’s one of my favourite old Windsor Postcards. This one dates to 1928, and was taken from the roof of the Norton Palmer, and is looking west along Park Street. The Royal Windsor Apartments, which were brand new are visible in the foreground, to the rear is the Royal Windsor garage, long ago demolished....

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The Lanc’s New Home

June 26, 2007
The Lanc’s New Home

So after the long trip from Jackson Park to the Mall at the end of April, the Lanc has made its way to the airport where she’ll under go restoration to be able to taxi around, but sadly not fly. There are only two Lancs in the world that still fly. (Also, note that...

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1924 Border Cities Bowling Champs

June 25, 2007
1924 Border Cities Bowling Champs

Here’s an oldie from my personal collection. Maybe you’ll spot a relative in here… I’m not sure what kind of league this was, if the bowlers were recreational or business related. The one man who’s estate this photo was contain in, passed in the late 1970′s. Charles Kirkwood was an employee of the Toledo...

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A Pair Of Old Postcards

June 22, 2007
A Pair Of Old Postcards

Here’s a pair of old postcards, I’ve been meaning to post for a while. This one is looking south on Chilver from Niagara. That’s the Willistead Park fence on the left. This one is from John Stefani’s personal collection. This one is the DUR station in Tecumseh. It is from the Bernie Drouillard Collection,...

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John Campbell School Saved!

June 21, 2007
John Campbell School Saved!

As is rarely the case, today International Metropolis is pleased to present GOOD NEWS for a change. In a complete change of direction from what was announced in 2003, John Campbell public school will be spared the wreckers ball, and will receive a full renovation/rebuilding. In 2003 if you might recall, provincial funding was...

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Doty Place

June 20, 2007
Doty Place

Probably one of the shortest streets in the City (that would be interesting to find out what the shortest street actually is), Doty Place was one of those streets I had never been down before. I was out early one morning, and the traffic was light on Howard Ave., so I made the turn…...

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Message Board?

June 19, 2007

I’ve noticed recently that more and more new arrivals are leaving comments on very old posts that probably receive little traffic. If a comment or question is left there it would likely receive little attention. Would there be any interest from the readers to have a Message Board/Forum on this site for posting messages,...

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