Monthly Archives: October 2009

Yawkey Farms

October 30, 2009
Yawkey Farms

This came from a reader named Ken. He received this photograph from his grandmother in 1995, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about the barn pictured here? Yawkey Farms was located (I believe) out towards the Brighton Beach/Ojibway area, and was so named due to the connection to the Yawkey family who were...

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Dieppe Park Apartments

October 29, 2009
Dieppe Park Apartments

Located at the corner of Bruce and Pitt St. W. in downtown Windsor, this building has always struck me as odd due to the three story white siding that surrounds all the Window openings… Here’s an aerial view of the building, it is surrounded on the north side by the Palmer Apartments, and what...

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Central United Cornerstone

October 28, 2009
Central United Cornerstone

A few weeks back, we took a look at Central United Church on Ouellette Avenue. The photo above comes from a reader Scott, who is the 5th generation at Central United. Above is a photo taken in 1904 at the laying of the cornerstone of the new (and present) church. A neat snapshot capturing...

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The Ryancrete Model Home

October 27, 2009
The Ryancrete Model Home

One day going through the microfilm, I came across this ad for the Ryancrete Model Home. I did a pass along Mathew Brady and found the house still standing at 415 Matthew Brady. The address listed in the ad as 205, was for the old numbering system of the Town of Riverside. The house...

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The Rumrunners – New Edition

October 26, 2009
The Rumrunners – New Edition

Many local history fans will know about Marty Gervais’ book “The Rumrunners”. Well there’s a new edition coming out, and the reception for it is tomorrow, in case you’re interested in attending, details below…

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