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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Carnegie Library

July 19, 2010
Carnegie Library

Built in 1903, and designed by John Scott and Co. of Detroit (the same architects who designed the Boer War Memorial), Windsor had the first Carnegie Library approved in Canada, although delays caused it to be the second one to open… The building opened October 16, 1903, and was demolished in the early 1970′s...

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Under Construction

July 16, 2010
Under Construction

Welcome to this week’s edition of Old Photo Friday. To we have a photo that likely dates to 1928-1929, unlike the date stamped on the back of the photo “April 15, 1930″. The Bridge opened November 11, 1929. According to this brief history of the Bridge, because the Bridge opened ahead of schedule there...

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The Paramount Theatre

July 14, 2010
The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount Windsor Theatres, Limited. Designed by Nichols,...

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Recent Demolitions

July 12, 2010
Recent Demolitions

Given the pace of work going on around town… It’s hard to keep up! Here’s some things that have all come down in the last couple of weeks. Since I missed getting to them with a camera before they were wiped away, all the images come from Google Streetview. Walker/E.C. Row Expressway The other...

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