Monthly Archives: March 2010

Alley Houses

March 31, 2010
Alley Houses

First off, sorry for the lousy quality of today’s photos… It was late evening, and a camera phone… Now tell me a story… Who knows anything about Alley Houses? I recall during some of my research, reading in articles about “slums”, how these alley houses were a problem, many popping up during the depression,...

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Ouellette Avenue – Early 1950′s

March 29, 2010
Ouellette Avenue – Early 1950′s

Car experts, I need your help again on this postcard. Maybe you can help me come up with a date, by ID’ing some of those old cars, parked curbside. OUELLETTE AVE., WINDSOR, CANADA Looking north on one of Windsor’s main throughfares, with Detroit skyline in centre background. Photo by Bob McDonald A great shot...

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Vikings’ Yacht Club

March 26, 2010
Vikings’ Yacht Club

An interesting rendering from the Border Cities Star, May 1, 1929. Above is the architect’s drawing of the Vikings’ Yacht Club, construction of which is expected to start within a month, on Riverside Drive, just east of the Island View Hotel. The drawing shows the $75,000 clubhouse, in the English Style, and also gives...

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664 Victoria Avenue

March 24, 2010
664 Victoria Avenue

Located at 664 Victoria, and currently home to the Downtown Windsor Mission, the building was originally home to the Temple Baptist Church. The building was built in 1925, and designed by the local Windsor architect Douglas C. Winter, who just so happened to be a member of the congregation. Temple Baptist was closed in...

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1017 Ouellette Avenue

March 22, 2010
1017 Ouellette Avenue

Thanks to Urbanrat for the reminder that this house had become demolition number 1, for 2010. I looked high and low, but couldn’t come up with a photo of the place. Google streetview saves the day… The closest thing I had was this photo from 2003. You can see the corner of the house...

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Reader Submission

March 19, 2010
Reader Submission

Today’s post comes courtesy of a regular reader named Jamie T. The photo was taken by Jamie’s father from the car, at the intersection of Ouellette and Riverside. On the far right hand side the British American Hotel is visible, and on the left is the brand new Dieppe Park, and Cleary Guest House....

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Ouellette & Riverside – 1920

March 17, 2010
Ouellette & Riverside – 1920

Awww c’mon… Another postcard post! Sorry, for the lack of variety in the posts lately, I’ve found myself with less and less free time of late, so the post that require less work are the ones coming out lately… Soon enough though, spring is in the air, and the camera will soon be out...

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Howard Avenue Looking North – 1920

March 15, 2010
Howard Avenue Looking North – 1920

Today is an old post card that says it is looking north on Howard Avenue. I have driven Howard several times, but I have never been able to locate anything visible in the postcard. Given the corner location and age, I suspect it was either taken at the corner of Gilles or Erie. Either...

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Oliver Mowat Perry

March 12, 2010
Oliver Mowat Perry

There are places all around our fair city, that bear the names of people who were once well known prominent citizens. As the years pass, and memories fade, those names start to lose meaning, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who walks past a building or school and wonders who the building...

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