Monthly Archives: July 2011

Victoria Memorial Park

July 29, 2011
Victoria Memorial Park

Happy long weekend everyone! July is fading fast, and the dog days of August will be here before you know it… Today’s photo is one I’ve had for at least a year. I’d been meaning to get out to the cemetery and grab a modern equivalent, but it just never happened… From the back...

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Cadillac Motel – 1964

July 27, 2011
Cadillac Motel – 1964

An old postcard view, this one postmarked October 5, 1964. From the back: “CADILLAC MOTEL” 2498 DOUGALL, WINDSOR, ONTARIO on Hwy. 401 & 3B Across from Dorwin Shopping Centre *MEMBER OTCA AAA OAA *SUPERIOR COURTS *DINERS’ CLUB *AMERICAN EXPRESS *CARTE BLANCHE *INTERNATIONAL CHARGE HONOURED HERE *CENTRAL TRANE HEATING *PHONE IN EVERY ROOM *FREE TELEVISION...

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2557 Howard Avenue

July 25, 2011
2557 Howard Avenue

I’ve long liked this building on Howard just north of Eugenie. Over the years, it been home to numerous car lots, etc. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it as a good example of Mid-Century architecture. I recently came across the ad above, showing it was originally home to Merrifield’s Custom Body...

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Tunnel Opening Dedication – 1930

July 22, 2011
Tunnel Opening Dedication – 1930

Happy Friday once again everyone. Today’s photo has a date on the back of Nov. 4, 1930, although it was taken on November 1, 1930. The caption reads: Crowd at the Windsor end of the new Detroit-Windsor tunnel when tunnel was dedicated. Tunnel entrance is at right in photo. Speakers stand in foreground. A...

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Walkerville High School

July 20, 2011
Walkerville High School

From the Border Cites Star, June 23, 1921: Sketch of the design accepted by the Walkerville School Board for the new high school to be erected at a cost of $450,000. It was prepared by Boyd (sic) and Thomson of Windsor. The new building will be located on Huron street, between Devonshire and Monmouth...

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Ontario Tourist Bureau

July 18, 2011
Ontario Tourist Bureau

Here’s an old postcard view of the former Tourist Bureau location in Downtown Windsor. It was on the same site as the current Tourist Office on Goyeau at City Hall Square. The caption on the back of the card reads: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TOURIST BUREAU welcomes visitors to WINDSOR, Ontario, CANADA A view of...

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Jesuit Missionaries Cross

July 15, 2011
Jesuit Missionaries Cross

Happy Friday everyone, tough to believe it’s the halfway point of July already… Today’s photo dates to September 19, 1927, and the caption on the back reads: Sandwich, Ontario Site where first settlers landed Interestingly the cross is still there, but the date was corrected somewhere along the way… As you can see here...

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The Spirit Of Windsor – Engine 5588

July 13, 2011
The Spirit Of Windsor – Engine 5588

Sorry for the delay in getting today’s post up… Today we take a look at The Spirit of Windsor, the old CN Steam Engine kind of tucked away in the corner of a parking lot along the Waterfront. This massive behemoth, is a throwback to the days when the riverfront was covered in rails....

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Recent Losses

July 11, 2011
Recent Losses

Happy Monday everyone. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Today’s post is thanks to Google Street View and a couple of recently lost buildings in Windsor. The Whiski Jack Bar, was the victim of arson last week. So this old handsome brick building from the glory days of Ford City is...

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