Monthly Archives: May 2011

Historic Train Slide Show #2 – This Thursday June 2nd – 8:15 pm

May 31, 2011
Historic Train Slide Show #2 – This Thursday June 2nd – 8:15 pm

The last event was a great success, and I’m planning on making this one. So, I’m passing along the info in hopes that all those who are interested can make it out.

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End Of The Line – 1567 Ouellette

May 30, 2011
End Of The Line – 1567 Ouellette

Time’s up, and another hole in the streetscape and urban fabric is due for Ouellette Ave. 1567 Ouellette featured here, last May. This past Thursday, the Windsor Heritage Committee, had a meeting to deal with the request of a demolition permit request for the property. The committee was tasked with deciding whether to either...

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33 Wyandotte Street East – 1948

May 27, 2011
33 Wyandotte Street East – 1948

We looked at the Syrian Coffee Shop back in April, today’s photo is from the same series. This one is dated February 29, 1948, the caption on the back simply reads: 33 Wyandotte Windsor – Gambling The series is an interesting snapshot in time of the commerical store fronts around Windsor. The Roxy Billiards...

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2540 McDougall – Death Fences

May 25, 2011
2540 McDougall – Death Fences

I took these photos last Wednesday, so they are a week old, and it’s possible that the building is already gone. It’s not an architectural treasure, but this warehouse still tells part of the story of this part of town. McDougall between Eugenie and Gilles is in my opinion one of the most threatened...

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Delux Redux – 1194 Monmouth

May 23, 2011
Delux Redux – 1194 Monmouth

Happy Victoria Day everyone! Regular readers of the site may recall the post on the boarded up Deluxe Apartments back in May, 2009. Photo © John Foot The six-plex, after 2+ years, has met the same fate as the two houses to the north, and is now a pile of rubble. The building was...

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Whelpton & Drouillard – 1945

May 20, 2011
Whelpton & Drouillard – 1945

Happy Friday everyone, and Happy Long Weekend! This was the post that was planned for last Friday, but got cancelled due to unplanned downtime. So we’ll try again today. Today’s old photo is dated, September 12, 1945, the caption on the back reads: Ford Plant # 2 Strike – Windsor Looks like it was...

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C.S. Wind Plant Expansion

May 18, 2011
C.S. Wind Plant Expansion

View Larger Map C.S. Wind, as reported, purchased this building from Valiant Tool, as their new manufacturing location. The building located on Anchor Drive against the expressway between Lauzon & Banwell, has seen the Valiant signs come down and C.S. Wind ones go up in the last few weeks, but the real story is...

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1989 Ontario Street

May 16, 2011
1989 Ontario Street

This 1925 built Tudor Revival, listed on the heritage inventroy but not designated, sold last summer. It’s one I’ve always been fond, of, but it’s usually overshadowed by it’s neighbour to the east, the Low-Martin House. The new owners slapped a giant Lapico Renovations sign on the front lawn. [be warned if you click...

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Downtime

May 14, 2011

Hey everyone, sorry for the unplanned downtime for the last day or so… We’re back up, but we missed the Friday Post. As a result, I’m just going to postpone it until next Friday. Regular posting returns Monday. Have a good weekend.

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