Monthly Archives: August 2007

Univeristy of Windsor

August 31, 2007
Univeristy of Windsor

For all the students heading back to school next week, here’s a look back at the beginnings of the University of Windsor. Campus looked pretty bare back in ’54. University Centre, built in 1962, is at the heart of the University of Windsor campus, an institution serving higher education since 1857. The main entrance...

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Davis Public School

August 30, 2007
Davis Public School

Built in 1966, William Davis Public School located at 2855 Rivard is one of the most unique structures in the city. The school is a two story round building. I don’t have any information on the architects, but I suspect Johnson & McWhinnie, as they have used the brick piers that rise above the...

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Belle Isle Coast Guard Station

August 29, 2007
Belle Isle Coast Guard Station

On Friday’s post about the Ste. Claire, regular reader cpike, asked a question about the Belle Isle Coast Guard Station: …I am looking for a photo of the Coast Guard station on Belle Isle, before it was torn down and rebuilt in the 70’s ( I think that is when the rebuild took place)…...

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Our Lady Of The Rosary

August 28, 2007
Our Lady Of The Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Windsor – St. Anne Parish, Windsor No later than 31 October 2007, both Our Lady of the Rosary Parish and St. Anne Parish will close. The territorial boundaries of these two parishes will be absorbed into those of neighboring parishes. This assignment of the respective territories will be...

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Ste. Claire

August 24, 2007
Ste. Claire

Built in 1910, and along with her sister ship, 1902’s Columbia, the Ste. Claire ferried passengers from Detroit to Boblo Island until Labor Day 1991. The ship has a capacity of 2500(!) passengers. The ship was purchased by new owners in 2006 who are trying to restore the ship and get it back running...

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STOLEN!

August 23, 2007
STOLEN!

From the AM 800 Website: HISTORIC SIGNS STOLEN 2007-08-22 15:07:46 Two historical signs in Walkerville have been stolen from a construction site. The bronze signs were posted at the corner of Walker Road and Wyandotte Street East in 1934 as part of the underpass. They were scheduled to be moved to Windsor’s Community Museum...

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Casino Expansion Update

August 22, 2007
Casino Expansion Update

I had the chance the other day to get out on a boat and get some pictures of our fair city from the water. Here are a few recent shots of the casino expansion, and what our neighbours to the north get to see. The new tower sure is coming along.

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The Lee Family & Lee’s Imperial Tavern

August 21, 2007
The Lee Family & Lee’s Imperial Tavern

Ask any old Windsorite about King Lee, and his sons, and you’ll get endless stories about Lee’s Imperial Tavern, that was on the s.e. corner of Riverside Dr. & Ferry St. The building finished its days a Cheetah’s before being demolished to make way for the worst mistake to occur in Windsor in long...

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Old Post Cards

August 20, 2007
Old Post Cards

This past weekend, I came acorss a few old postcards for sale at Magpie Antiques & Collectibles. They don’t follow any particular theme, but they were just something I thought I would share. Both cards date to the mid 1960’s. NEW METROPOLE SUPPER CLUB 917 Walker Rd., Windor, Ont., Canada For a new adventure...

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