Monthly Archives: November 2011

Last Chance For The Presale

November 30, 2011
Last Chance For The Presale

Hello everyone, a big thank you to everyone who’s purchased a calendar already, But today is the last chance to purchase a presale prices. Sales will close later tonight or early tomorrow, so act now! Makes a great gift!

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Ghost Signs – A. Ross Plumbing

November 28, 2011
Ghost Signs – A. Ross Plumbing

I always like finding old painted signs for long gone businesses. This one is in the alley in the Lincoln & Tecumseh Road area. The plumbing place is long gone, but the sign remains. The sign says “Since 1923″ and the phone number listed is a 254- exchange, so the business must have survived...

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Downtown Windsor – c. 1925

November 25, 2011
Downtown Windsor – c. 1925

A neat old picture. A stamp on the back reads “Please credit this photo Canadian Pacific Railway” No other information. The photo can be no younger than 1920 as the Imperial Bank is the corner of University & Ouellette. It can be no older than 1930, as the old Post Office is still there....

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Dougall Avenue Subway – 1930

November 23, 2011
Dougall Avenue Subway – 1930

From the Border Cities Star – May 6, 1930: This sketch shows the manner in which the Dougall Avenue subway under the M.C.R. will be widened in accordance with an order of the Board of Railway Commissioners. The section on the left is the present subway. The present eastern abutment will be cut down...

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Hotel Dieu Convent / Nurses Residence

November 21, 2011
Hotel Dieu Convent / Nurses Residence

From the Windsor Star – March 12, 1965: FINAL STEP – This convent-nurses’ residence is the last building to be erected in an intensive five-year building program by the Sisters of the Hospitallers of St. Joseph at Hotel Dieu. The new residence will stand on the site of the original 126-bed hospital that was...

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General Byng School

November 18, 2011
General Byng School

Happy Friday once again! Another week in the book. Today’s photo is dated May 24, 1927. The caption on the back reads: Gen. Byng Continuation School, Sandwich A nice view of what is today Forster Secondary on Felix on Windsor’s west side. Back when the school was still newish, and long before the additions...

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Tecumseh & Howard Medical Centre – 1972

November 16, 2011
Tecumseh & Howard Medical Centre – 1972

From The Windsor Star – October 20, 1972: PLANNING BOARD APPROVES HEALTH CENTRE REZONING Rezoning for a major “health centre” including offices for doctors and dentists in a four-building complex, was approves by the Windsor Planning Board Thursday on the property formerly occupied by Auto Specialites Manufacturing Ltd. The project, proposed by a group...

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2012 IM Calendar

November 14, 2011
2012 IM Calendar

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The 2012 International Metropolis Calendar makes its glorious return once again, with the big pre-sale period discount. This year’s calendar is priced at for the duration of the presale period, the calendar is avaialable for just $19.50, and shipping & handling is a flat rate of...

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11-11

November 11, 2011
11-11

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie...

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