Monthly Archives: February 2008

Scrapping All Around…

February 29, 2008
Scrapping All Around…

The end is coming for one local landmark, and the end is now confirmed to have come and gone for another… First up are a series of three photos from Darren, who sent along yesterday’s progress on the scrapping of the Ford Casting Plant. Comparing it to the last set of photos, they are...

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United Grill

February 28, 2008
United Grill

From my 1954 Visitor’s Guide, the only other restuarant still open, the United Grill on University Ave near the old Greyhound Station. A gleaming white, streamlined modern architectural beauty. The interior looks like it was quite the hopping place at one time. Check out that lunch counter! While they may have been open seven...

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Blogger Meetup – Part 2

February 27, 2008

Just a late reminder: Windsor February Bloggers Meet Taloola Cafe, 396 Devonshire Rd, Walkerville Wed February 27th, 2008 7pm to 10 pm If you’re a blogger, looking to learn about blogging or just enjoy reading blogs – come out and join us.

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Tunnel Bar-B-Q – 1954

February 27, 2008
Tunnel Bar-B-Q – 1954

Another neat old ad from 1954, this one for the Tunnel Bar-B-Q, one of only two ads in the entire tourist booklet where the company is still in operation. The Tunnel Bar-B-Q is a Windsor institution, make sure you pay them a visit some time soon. Like most things, if you don’t use it...

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Liquidation World

February 26, 2008
Liquidation World

Down to Ottawa Street today, and one of my favourite buidlings on that stretch. Located on the corner of Ottawa and Moy, the Liquidation World building, is truly an underapreciated art deco gem. Built sometime after 1937, the building still sports the “W” of the original owner Woolworth’s tiled into the floor in the...

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Foundry Followup – Feb 25

February 25, 2008
Foundry Followup – Feb 25

Darren sends along the following progess photo from earlier this afternoon. Compare this photo to the two posted earlier today…

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Back To The Foundry

February 25, 2008
Back To The Foundry

Hope everyone had a good weekend… Today we head back over to the Ford Foundry, and a few more reader submitted photos. Richard V. sent along these four following photos – Thanks for sharing these photos with us… ————————————————————————————————————- The next two photos come from reagular reader Darren. He noted that he heard a...

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More Steinberg’s

February 22, 2008
More Steinberg’s

Reader Darren sent along a few Steinberg’s pictures from his collection… Thanks Darren! A clipping from the Windsor Star during the demolition in 1992… … and this photo above. He writes: I have a photo I took inside there after it closed and they used it for auto shows. Can’t remember when I took...

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Steinberg’s

February 22, 2008
Steinberg’s

Another email I got last week was from reader Pete, who was wondering if I had anything on the old Steinberg’s downtown. This photo above comes from the book “Windsor 1892-1992 – A centennial celebration” , by Trevor Price and Larry Kulisek. The caption to the photo from the book noted that the building...

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