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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Bentley’s Roadhouse

October 26, 2009
Bentley’s Roadhouse

There has been some work going on down at 755 Ouellette Ave. lately, at the former Bentley’s Roadhouse. I noticed a dumpster outside a few weeks back, and the building is going to be converted to retail, with apartments above. The owners are the same people who own the Walkerville Business Lofts on Chilver,...

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952 Victoria Avenue

October 23, 2009
952 Victoria Avenue

The photo above ran in the Border Cities Star in November, 1927: More evidence of the building that has gone on in the Border Cities this season is shown above in the English type cottage, completed at 666 Victoria avenue, between Ann and Erie streets. Steven F. Robarts is the builder, and this is...

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Walkerville Garage

October 22, 2009
Walkerville Garage

In November 1912, the following rendering appeared in the Evening Record, showing a rendering for a Garage for Mr. George Reid, Kildare Road, Walkerville. The plans were drawn up by Walkerville based architects Smith & Walker. Smith & Walker also designed the Grier Apartments in Walkerville as well as 917 Chilver that we recently...

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Windsor’s First Cobblestone Bungalow

October 21, 2009
Windsor’s First Cobblestone Bungalow

This rendering above appeared in the Evening Record, March 7, 1913. This is a perspective drawing of the first cobblestone bungalow to be erected in Windsor. The gables of the second story will be of a dark pressed brick, with grey joints in contrast to the cobblestones, below which will be laid in dark...

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