Monthly Archives: December 2007

2007 – The Year In Review

December 31, 2007
2007 – The Year In Review

Every year, with the last post of the year, I look back, and recap some of the demolition that has occured in the last year. The victim of arson in late 2006, this was one of the first victims of 2007, and another vacant lot in the core. this house was on Janette. Lasalle,...

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Third Concession

December 28, 2007
Third Concession

In the days before E.C. Row ran though the middle of the city, the Third Concession was the east-west road located along the present route. Parts of the old Third Concession still survive today as the North Service Road. I have always wondered what the story was with the dead end section near Howard...

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2007
Happy Holidays!

I just want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very happy holidays. It is because of all of you, that this site is what it is. Thank you all. I’m going to take a few days off, so be sure to check back in on Friday December 28th for the...

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Then, Then and Now

December 21, 2007
Then, Then and Now

The former Tepperman’s Building on Ottawa St. has had a long and interesting history. First built in 1939, the building was originally only one story tall. It was designed by J.P. Thomson, who was at the time working for Sheppard & Masson. (Photo from the collection of Windsor’s Community Museum – P09974) The post...

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Crescent Manor

December 20, 2007
Crescent Manor

Well stop the presses! After years of looking at what I thought was Ottawa’s Street’s version of the Docherty Hole, work has finally commenced on the Condos apartments that are replacing Crescent Lanes Bowling Alley. While I’m sure the shitty Windsor housing market, and the locally held belief that McMansions are a dream come...

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Superior Piston Ring

December 19, 2007
Superior Piston Ring

When looking over the old maps, occasionally there are names on some of the shops, and they just jump out at you. This map here shows Superior Piston Ring on Lincoln Rd just north of Wyandotte. From the old days of zoning, when small industrial buildings ended up in residential neighbourhoods. I wondered if...

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Home Bank Building

December 18, 2007
Home Bank Building

The former Home Bank building at Wyandotte and Windermere is one of my favourite buildings in Walkerville, and the western anchor of what is perhaps our best looking and most intact historic commercial block. This postcard view is from Walkerville Publishing’s Postcards From The Past. A great book, if you don’t have a copy,...

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Bun N’ Burger

December 17, 2007
Bun N’ Burger

Below are a pair of old promo items I picked up a long time ago. Does anyone remeber the Bun N’ Burger? Corner of Monmouth and Ontario. I’m counting on someone having some memories about this place…

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Odds and Ends For The Weekend

December 14, 2007
Odds and Ends For The Weekend

Regular reader Darren, sends along this photo noting that it appears that Ford Motor Company has sent the building eaters in to start work on the Foundry. Note in this crop there are two of them, the orange one on the left and you can catch a glimpse of the yellow one on the...

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