Monthly Archives: November 2007

1975

November 19, 2007
1975

Here are few more old transit photos from the Bernie Drouillard Collection, digitzed and passed along by John Stefani. A big thank you is owed to both of them for helping to digitize and share such a massive collection. Today’s shots are both dated 1975 and were taken around downtown. First up is a...

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Viscount Hotel

November 17, 2007
Viscount Hotel

Regular reader Darren was kind enough to send along this crop of an image that he took in the early 1980’s. In it you can see the former Viscount Hotel (marked with a red dot). He apologized for the lousy quality, but any photo is better than none at all. So a big thanks...

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Downtown Windsor At Night – 1965

November 16, 2007
Downtown Windsor At Night – 1965

Another intersting old Windsor photo from the Virtual Motor City Collection: This night shot is dated December 1, 1965.

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Downtown Windsor – 1971

November 15, 2007
Downtown Windsor – 1971

Another intersting old Windsor photo from the Virtual Motor City Collection: This aerial view is dated July 1971.

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Walkerville’s Shame No More?

November 14, 2007
Walkerville’s Shame No More?

Last night City Council (for the most part) took a great stand for the built heritage of our city, in voting to accept the “forced” designation of the Harry Low/Paul Martin Sr. house on Ontario Street in Walkerville. Despite all the bullshit arguments put forward by a friend of the property owner that designation...

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The Republic

November 13, 2007
The Republic

Here is a photo of the car “Republic” of the Windsor, Essex & Lake Shore Rapid Railway, passing though Essex. From the John Stefani collection. According to this website: Location: The railway is located in southern Ontario, extending between the communities of Windsor and Leamington. History: The idea of constructing an interurban railway line...

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Remember

November 12, 2007
Remember

While browsing on the Virtual Motor City website, an archive of old Detroit News photographs at Wayne State Univeristy, I came across a pair of old photos of ceremonies at the Cenotaph. Both photos were taken at the old Centoaph location at Gilles & Ouellette, next time your at that intersection think about what...

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11-11

November 9, 2007
11-11

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie...

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Essex Terminal No. 6

November 8, 2007
Essex Terminal No. 6

Today comes a great old photo from the John Stefani Collection. It was noted on the back of the photo: “Essex Terminal 6 0-6-0″ “Walkerville, Ont. April 24, 1932″ Maybe our resident Railfans can add a little something about the engine for us…

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