Monthly Archives: February 2010

Border Cities Industries

February 26, 2010
Border Cities Industries

This plant at Kildare and Munsee, was known as Border Cities Industires, and was a subsidiary of G.M. through the end of WWII. The building was owned by the government, but run by GM. I’m not certain when this plant was built, but I have a record for a plant built by General Motors...

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Railroad Hotels

February 24, 2010
Railroad Hotels

Back when the CN passenger station was on the waterfront at the foot of Goyeau, there were a bunch of hotels to serve them. Wherever there were railroad stations there were hotels. Some examples still exist in the city today, most notably the Crown Inn building on Devonshire in Walkerville, home to Taloola today,...

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University Of Windsor – Mid 1960′s

February 22, 2010
University Of Windsor – Mid 1960′s

Today’s post is a postcard of the University of Windsor from the early to mid 1960′s. The caption on the back of the card reads as follows: UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR Windsor, Ontario, Canada A portion of the University of Windsor campus includes the steps of the Library, the Biology Building and, beyond, University Centre...

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Eastown

February 19, 2010
Eastown

Today’s post comes courtesy of Scott Hughes. Scott was kind enough to pass on this photo he took of the old Eastown sign at Lauzon & Tecumseh before it was altered. View Larger Map As you can see, other than the steel uprights, and the name, not much remains the same. Interesting to note...

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Ukrainian Restaurant

February 17, 2010
Ukrainian Restaurant

While John may have beat me to the punch the other day, posting about this place on My Local Food Blog, I’m still going to post about it today. The photo above ran in the Detroit News, in January, 1972 along with a review of the place. My wife and I were introduced to...

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University And Bruce – Then and Now

February 15, 2010
University And Bruce – Then and Now

Last week I had a photo of the Bruce Baptist Church demolition from 1949. I came across another photo of the area from 1929. Looking east toward Bruce Avenue. The church on the left is the Bruce Baptist Church we saw last week. Courtesy of Google Streetview here’s the same view today. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Mai-Mai Tavern

February 12, 2010
Mai-Mai Tavern

A recent postcard I picked up off of eBay: MAI-MAI (MEANS FINE FOOD) This is one of the new bright lights for dining out, if you happen to be in the Windsor area. Tourists are treated to the finest in Chinese atmosphere and fine food. Your host Chuck Gan will be more than pleased...

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The End Of Bruce Baptist Church

February 10, 2010
The End Of Bruce Baptist Church

From the Windsor Daily Star August 26, 1949: One of the city’s familiar landmarks has disappeared with the demolition of the tower of the former Bruce Avenue Baptist Church to make way for the new Bethel Pentecostal Church at London Street West and Bruce Avenue. On the new foundation a basement church already in...

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Red Robin Follow-up

February 8, 2010
Red Robin Follow-up

A few weeks ago we took a look at 331 Ouellette which was once home the Red Robin Store. The photo above appeared in the Gladstone-White Book “A Moment in Time”, so it likely came from either the Windsor Archives or the Museum, as most of his uncredited photos did… However like the train...

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