Monthly Archives: July 2010

Windsor Centennial Celebration – 1954

July 30, 2010
Windsor Centennial Celebration – 1954

The centennial celebrations of 1954 were a big deal, and city wide celebrations were held. This photo is dated September 2, 1954, and the caption on the back reads: “Duchess of Kent, Mayor Reaume of Windsor, and Princess Alexandra stand to receive welcome by guest at banquet in Prince Edward Hotel.” More info about...

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A.D. Bowlby – The Only Bicycle Importing House West of London

July 28, 2010
A.D. Bowlby – The Only Bicycle Importing House West of London

From the Evening Record – April, 1893: An interesting old ad for bicycles… Only $165.00 with new Dunlop Pneumatic tires! The 1924 City Directory lists Bowlby & Gluns, Ltd. A.D. Bowlby, pres. as selling “Bicycles, sewing machines, phonographs, electric washing machines and vacuum cleaners” at 53 Pitt St. West. View Larger Map The Bowlby...

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Lincoln Road Trolley Bus

July 26, 2010
Lincoln Road Trolley Bus

photo from the Bernie Drouillard & John Stefani Collection A neat photo from May, 1922 of the first electric Trolley Bus in Canada. I met up with John and Bernie this weekend, and we took a walk along the area trying to determine exactly where the photo was taken. Following our invesitagtion, we determined...

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Ambassador Bridge From Above – 1933

July 23, 2010
Ambassador Bridge From Above – 1933

Happy Friday! Today’s photo is stamped on the back with only a date March 28, 1933. A neat shot showing the Windsor Shoreline in its natural state. Interesting to see this little restroom hut, long a favourite little building of mine. View Larger Map This was neat to see… A big old house on...

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Essex County Carnegie Libraries

July 21, 2010
Essex County Carnegie Libraries

From the comments over the last few days, it seems there is some interest in the Carnegie libraries. From the Evening Record – January 30, 1913: If you happen to go to Amherstburg these days you will notice a fine new handsome building at the corner where the car turns to go down to...

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