Monthly Archives: September 2011

St. Mary’s Church – Walkerville – 1904

September 30, 2011
St. Mary’s Church – Walkerville – 1904

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Last Friday of September! Today’s old photo comes again from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. Today we take a look at St. Mary’s Church, designed by Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson of Boston. This picture must date from...

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Devonshire Racetrack

September 28, 2011
Devonshire Racetrack

The history of the racetrack has been covered many times on this site (here, here, here and here), but here another old postcard view from the early 1920′s that was posted in the original site, many years ago. Hard to imagine now, but at one time we were home to three horse tracks. Simply...

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Pares Village Secondary School – Pares, Antigua

September 26, 2011
Pares Village Secondary School – Pares, Antigua

A while back architect Doug Johnson told me about a project he designed in 1965, and how there is a building he designed, but has never seen. As part of a foreign aid program, a secondary school was designed here in Windsor, by local architects, and was built in Pares Village, Antigua, in the...

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Kildare and Tuscarora – Walkerville – c. 1910

September 23, 2011
Kildare and Tuscarora – Walkerville – c. 1910

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Happy Friday once again everyone, today’s old photo Friday comes from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. View Larger Map Here’s the same view a century apart. The Queen Anne on the corner is still standing, although a...

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Oventhal Building – 1022 Wyandotte Street East

September 21, 2011
Oventhal Building – 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930′s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the Reycroft department store. I came across a...

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Ada C. Richards – Follow up

September 19, 2011
Ada C. Richards – Follow up

Back on the 7th, we took a final look at Ada C. Richards School. Last weekend, I swung by to take a look at the aftermath. The structure is completely gone. Just a pile of rubble remains. The sidewalk to the door remains, but lead only to bricks. Houses on side streets are now...

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Our Lady Of The Lake – Walkerville

September 16, 2011
Our Lady Of The Lake – Walkerville

A postcard showing the interior of Our Lady of the Lake Church, c. 1910. The photo above is undated, but the church was built in 1907, and it was a Pesha postcard, and Mr. Pesha, passed away in a automobile accident in 1912. So the photo was taken sometime in that five year window....

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Wyandotte and Louis

September 14, 2011
Wyandotte and Louis

This big old commercial building had the dreaded orange fences go up the other day. However given the scaffolding out front, I don’t think we’re going to see a demolition here. I sadly suspect a Windsor special “treatment” is planned. Old original windows, and nice stone work in the facade. Go see it while...

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Casino Area Demolition

September 12, 2011
Casino Area Demolition

Over the weekend, some more demolitions took place. This house above… …along with this one next door were both torched in a fire in April 2009. Two and a half years later, they came down over this past weekend. Sadly this large Victorian Commercial building also bit the dust. Also victim of a suspicious...

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