Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pere Marquette Engine 801 – 1919

June 30, 2010
Pere Marquette Engine 801 – 1919

A neat old photo postcard of Engine 801. One the backside of the card is a ton of info about the engine. It was built in 1904 by the Kingston Locomotive Company, it was construction number 401, and was originally owned by the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway. That was Hiram Walker’s railroad...

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St. Anthony Of Padua

June 28, 2010
St. Anthony Of Padua

Today we scoot down to the corner of Parent and Shepherd, to St. Anthony of Pauda Hungarian Catholic Church. The cornerstone of the church dates to 1931, and features, Latin, English and Hungarian. Sadly this piece of Windsor’s ethnic past, isn’t long for this world… The building underwent an engineering evaluation on November 30,...

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Windsor Waterfront – 1939

June 25, 2010
Windsor Waterfront – 1939

Up today is a panoramic photo of the Windsor Waterfront, from 1939. At the left is the old Station, to the right are the tracks… Here’s a close up of the old CN station… As always there are always some interesting details in these old photos…. Looks like some repairs are being made to...

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Crawford Roundhouse Demolition

June 23, 2010
Crawford Roundhouse Demolition

A big thank you goes out to Ian Deck, a regular reader and commenter on this site, for passing along these photos and allowing me to post them. He took these photos the evening of June 15, 2010, as demolition started on the remains of Crawford Yard roundhouse. Sad to see more of Windsor’s...

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The Commodore Supper Club

June 21, 2010
The Commodore Supper Club

A recent addition to the collection… This postcard is one I hadn’t seen before… From the back of the card: COMMODORE SUPPER CLUB 25 Chatham St., East Downtown Windsor, Canada Tel. CL 3-0427 Famous for Steaks, Chops & Sea Food Featuring Dancing and Top Flight Entertain- ment Nightly. Business men’s luncheon served from noon...

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Downtown Windsor – 1987

June 18, 2010
Downtown Windsor – 1987

Up today is another old press photo, this one newer and the first one in colour. This shot taken Jan. 3, 1987 is looking north towards Detroit. A nice view of the old Epps Facade… The Bank at Ouellette and University was still open, and sporting the Bank of Commerce Sign. On the side...

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Men Who Designed Windsor – John R. Boyde

June 16, 2010
Men Who Designed Windsor – John R. Boyde

John Boyde, 1929, from the Border Cities Star, during his time in partnership with J.C. Pennington. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ From the Windsor Star – June 20, 1955 PROMINENT ARCHITECT, JOHN R. BOYDE DIES A prominent Windsor architect, John R. Boyde, 156 McEwen, died at his residence Sunday after a short illness. Mr. Boyde was born in...

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Men Who Designed Windsor – Albert McPhail

June 14, 2010
Men Who Designed Windsor – Albert McPhail

From the Windsor Star, December 13, 1961: ALBERT H. MCPHAIL ARCHITECT, 73, DIES Albert Harold (Bert) McPhail, 73, architect for several of Windsor’s most prominent downtown business and office buildings and a resident of this city for the past 46 years, died Tuesday at Metropolitan General Hospital following an illness of several months. Mr....

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Downtown From Above – 1982

June 11, 2010
Downtown From Above – 1982

Another Friday, another old Press Photo… again today from the archives of the Detroit News, shot by staff photographer “Porter” July 20, 1982, a nice aerial photo of the two downtowns of Windsor and Detroit. Interesting to note the area visible in this corner of Windsor was wiped out in the mid 1990′s with...

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