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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