Monthly Archives: August 2011

City of Roses

August 31, 2011
City of Roses

Here’s an old postcard from the early 1960′s, that I don’t think was ever posted to the site before. To me the most interesting part of the card is the bottom half, with the view of Wyandotte/Ouellette. The green TD bank in the lower right was designed by Johnson & McWhinnie in 1959, so...

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Ford Motor Co.’s Plant – Ford, Ontario

August 29, 2011
Ford Motor Co.’s Plant – Ford, Ontario

A long time ago, this site began life back in 2002 as a site featuring old postcard views of the city. Over the years, the site evolved and some of the older posts that were done in the pre-blog format were lost. So it occurred to me, after getting an email form a long...

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West Windsor – c. 1935

August 26, 2011
West Windsor – c. 1935

A neat old view of the west end of Windsor around the Ambassador Bridge, from the mid 1930′s. A close up view shows Indian Road, and the immediate area. This image later became a postcard view. Have a safe weekend everyone. See you back here Monday.

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Ouellette Avenue – c. 1957

August 24, 2011
Ouellette Avenue – c. 1957

A neat view along Ouellette from the late 1950′s. Looks like it was quite the hoppin’ place. A neat view here along the edge of the postcard, show a woman getting on the bus. The low rise block with the “Jeweller” sign, was the one that was torched earlier in the year. Here’s the...

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Viscount Motor Hotel – 1964

August 22, 2011
Viscount Motor Hotel – 1964

From the Windsor Daily Star – December 31, 1964. The photo above ran in an advertisement of one of the suppliers for the concrete work, but shows the old Viscount Motor Hotel on Ouellette Avenue. View Larger Map Here’s the site today. Anyone have any memories to share?

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