Monthly Archives: October 2011

1989 Ontario Street – Part II

October 31, 2011
1989 Ontario Street – Part II

Back in May, there was this post about this house. Since that post started, it has attracted some of the weirdest comments of any post I’ve ever had on here. So in the five months since the first post went up, what’s the current status? Here you go: As winter approaches, it still looks...

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Walkerville From Above – c. 1970

October 28, 2011
Walkerville From Above – c. 1970

Happy Friday once again everyone. Today is an undated photo of the Walkerville Area from above. I’m guessing the date to be about 1970 or so. The old Train Station is gone, and the Waterfront Ford Plant # 1 is also gone. It was demolished in 1969. So I doubt that the picture is...

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Manning Hotel & Post Office – c. 1915

October 26, 2011
Manning Hotel & Post Office – c. 1915

As is usual in old Windsor postcards, everything here is gone… A view looking east on Pitt Street towards Ouellette Avenue,with a streetcar rumbling past… A good view here in front of the old post office, showing the old memorial fountain which was moved to Jackson Park when the old post office was demolished...

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2006 Loraine Avenue

October 24, 2011
2006 Loraine Avenue

Below is a builder’s ad dated June 15, 1929, for what was then 66 Loraine Avenue in Walkerville. View Larger Map The house has survived nicely over the years. At some point the Tudor elements were covered over, but all in all a really nice example of the boom years of South Walkerville, and...

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Leo Page Residence – 1919

October 21, 2011
Leo Page Residence – 1919

Today we go to Ouellette Avenue, but all the way back to November 8, 1919. We took a look at the Leo Page house back in 2009 here. But I’ve recently obtained a copy of original photo. What a grand house. This front entrance seems very Great Gatsby-esque, and makes me think what a...

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