Monthly Archives: September 2008

Windsor Club

September 30, 2008
Windsor Club

At Shawn’s request in yesterday’s comments, today’s photos will show the Windsor Club. While not terribly exciting, the club’s history is a long one. Most people don’t get regular invites to the 14th floor, so Doors Open provided a rare chance to get up and check out the exclusive club. The Windsor Club was...

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Windsor From Above

September 29, 2008
Windsor From Above

Doors open, was nice this past weekend. I’ll cover some I the sites I got to visit later in the week. Today, however are a few shots of Windsor taken from the 14th floors of the CIBC building, home to the Windsor Club. Excuse the glare on some of the photos, those are from...

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Doors Open 2008

September 27, 2008

Just a quick reminder about Doors Open this Sunday. The following 23 sites will be open on Sunday FREE of charge for tours: All Saints’ Anglican Church 330 City Hall Square West All Saints’ Anglican Church originated in 1852 as a mission of St. John’s Anglican in Sandwich, with the current Gothic-Revival style church...

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Stucco Friday

September 26, 2008
Stucco Friday

Today’s entry was sent in by regular reader Urbanrat. His email to me read as follows: I know how much you love stucco! I found this stucco palace at 809 Bruce. The house is vacant, it must be the place the stucco boys of Windsor apprenticed! The last photograph is of the rear of...

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Ghosts on Signs

September 25, 2008
Ghosts on Signs

Reader Tom V. sent along the photos in today’s entry. He says: “These two pics were taken on County Rd. 20 (formerly Highway 18), just east of Harrow.” White Rose Gasoline, was produced in Canada by the Canadian Division of the National Refining Co. of Cleveland a.k.a. EN-AR-CO. A site with some history can...

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City Cycle

September 24, 2008

For anyone interested, Windsoreats.com along with Scaledown.ca present the first City Cycle, to coincide with this Sunday’s Doors Open event. Yours truly is part of the Doors Open organizing committee, so as a result, sadly International Metropolis had to bow out of helping with this first City Cycle event, but hopefully, we will be...

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Waddell’s – The Wonderland of Televisions and Appliances

September 24, 2008
Waddell’s – The Wonderland of Televisions and Appliances

The other week in the comments, reader JAYPEE asked: Any chance you have any info on a place called Wadell’s which was located on University Ave. at the corner of Janette Cameron. They used to sell appliances and electronics. Here you are JAYPEE. I’m not sure about the timelines for this business, the...

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C.H. McInnis

September 23, 2008
C.H. McInnis

Here’s another then and now left over from the other week… 1952 2008 This one is located on Walker Road, just north of Tecumseh Road. Look at the front window, probably one of the few times, that glass block was removed and replaced with windows, as opposed to the opposite.

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S.S. Tashmoo

September 22, 2008
S.S. Tashmoo

An old photo of the SS Tashmoo, from version 1.0 of International Metropolis. Launched in 1900, she sailed the river and the lakes until June 18, 1936, when she struck a submerged rock in the river, and limped towards Amherstburg, where she made it to a dock, before sinking in 18 feet of water....

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