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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Giles and Ouellette – 1932

August 18, 2011
Giles and Ouellette – 1932

The photo below ran in the Border Cities Star September 24, 1932 Here are shown a few of the steady stream of cars which patronized the new Supertest gasoline station at the corner of Giles boulevard and Ouellette avenue today, formal opening day. Each motorist who purchased five gallons of gas was handed a...

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Detroit – Windsor Tunnel

August 17, 2011
Detroit – Windsor Tunnel

In keeping with Monday’s theme, here’s another old border crossing post card, today’s view shows the tunnel. This one is unused, as was Monday’s. Someone may be able to get a better date, given the car and bus in the photos. The Maple Leaf flag on the wall means the photo is no older...

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Ambassador Bridge

August 15, 2011
Ambassador Bridge

Remember when the bridge used to be black? From the back of the card: THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, connecting Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, is the largest International Bridge in the world (nearly two miles long). From the centre of the four-lane bridge, visitors can stop and take pictures of the two cities, or...

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55 London Street

August 12, 2011
55 London Street

Another Friday, and another week over. Today’s photo is part of a series of photos all marked “Gambling” on the back, and all dated February 28, 1948. This one shows the store front of Du Barry Frocks at 55 London St (today University W.) A sign of the times on the front door. “The...

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