Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wyandotte & Devonshire

February 28, 2011
Wyandotte & Devonshire

Today’s picture comes to us from the John Stefani collection. A view from about 1908, looking west along Wyandotte Street from the intersection with Devonshire. The building on the right is the Strathcona Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1907. View Larger Map The Strathcona Building is still there, but the streetcar...

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Bank of Commerce – Sandwich Branch

February 25, 2011
Bank of Commerce – Sandwich Branch

Happy Friday once again. Up today is this photo dated, November 29, 1938. The caption: “Branch of the Canadian Bank Of Commerce In Windsor” As soon as I saw the photo, I knew where it was taken. Sadly the location came down in 2003. It was located in the Canadian Transit Company Building that...

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417 Ouellette Avenue

February 23, 2011
417 Ouellette Avenue

Since I sometimes get inspired, and plan out posts weeks in advance, occasionally things happen, and I miss out… Like this for example. The fire last month on Ouellette Avenue. The store front that was once home to Valerie’s Ladies Fashions was among my favourite places along Ouellette. It was once of the few...

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Riverside Library

February 21, 2011
Riverside Library

From the Windsor Star May 17, 1954. The Ontario Department of Education has tentatively approved plans for Riverside’s proposed new $55,000 public library, pictured above in a sketch prepared by the Windsor firm of Johnson and Mcwhinnie, architects. The project is still before town council for approval, as civic authorities seek a market for...

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Imperial Bank – Walkerville

February 18, 2011
Imperial Bank – Walkerville

Happy Friday everyone! Another week gone, and we’re more than halfway through February too! Up today is one of my favourite photos that I’ve come across. Dated June 1, 1934, the caption on the back reads: “Bank at Walkerville Ontario across river from Detroit” I love the street life captured in this photo. A...

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