Monthly Archives: April 2011

Syrian Coffee House – 1948

April 29, 2011
Syrian Coffee House – 1948

Another Friday, and again the end of another month… This one is a bit a mystery. This photo is part of a grouping of store fronts all dated Feb. 29, 1948. The caption on the back reads: Syrian Club on Cartier St., Windsor, Ont. Gambling I am assuming that there must have been a...

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Leamington High School

April 27, 2011
Leamington High School

Staying out in Leamington, here is a shot of the old High School. Looks like it was once a residence that was added on to and converted to scholastic use. Some time the detail in these old post cards is just amazing. Look at how full the parking lot is ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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House of Refuge – Leamington

April 25, 2011
House of Refuge – Leamington

OK, County Historians, what can you tell me about this place? It looks like it was quite a grand place. A bit of googling brought me to this document here, that makes it look like it was built around 1900 maybe a little before, and sometime before 1961, became known as the Sun Parlour...

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Brewster Projects – Detroit

April 22, 2011
Brewster Projects – Detroit

Happy Friday everyone… Here we are again, and today we’ll head across the river to take a look at this great rendering of the original plans for the Brewster Projects. The photo is dated April 11, 1936, and the caption of the back reads: Brewster – (East Side) slum clearance project – 11 blocks,...

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Talbot Street – Leamington

April 20, 2011
Talbot Street – Leamington

Sticking to the county again, this time we’re out to Leamington in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s. A neat view of the main shopping district. It’s easy to see upon closer inspection how these were just hand tinted versions of black & white photographs… The Kelvinator sign, street lamp and old car were all left...

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Essex High School

April 18, 2011
Essex High School

Sticking with the Essex County theme again today, we head back to Essex… According to Wikipedia, Essex District High School “… was founded in 1885 and is the oldest operating publicly funded high school in Ontario” The original building burned down in February 1921, and Pennigton and Boyde were hired to design a replacement....

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Riverview Apartments – 1948

April 15, 2011
Riverview Apartments – 1948

Happy Friday once again! Up today is a picture of the Riverview Apartments, sadly without any kind of explanation about exactly what has happened here…. On the back is a stamp dated March 24 1948, and a caption that reads: “RIVERVIEW APTS 951 SANDWICH ST WINDSOR” but nothing else… A storm? An explosion? I...

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Rail Slide Show Reminder

April 14, 2011
Rail Slide Show Reminder

A friendly reminder to anyone who was interested, tonight at 8:15 pm at Action Hobbies in Kingsville: Directions to Action Hobbies can be found on their website -> HERE. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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Talbot Street – Essex

April 13, 2011
Talbot Street – Essex

Off for the first time in a long time out into Essex County… Today’s postcard features a view from the late 1970’s? I’m sure someone can date it by looking at the cars. The caption on the back reads: TALBOT STREET, ESSEX, ONTARIO. Photograph by: Barry Schneider View Larger Map Seeing as this is...

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