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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