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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