Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jackson Park Gates – c. 1935

January 30, 2012
Jackson Park Gates – c. 1935

A neat shot, looking at the Jackson Park Gates, this photo was taken about 1935. This shot was also a used in postcards, so to some readers it may look familiar. The gates were designed by Pennington & Boyde and built in 1931. View Larger Map The gates look pretty much the same today,...

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Canadian Bridge Company – 1916

January 27, 2012
Canadian Bridge Company – 1916

Happy Friday once again! Today’s photos are submitted by regular reader Ken Taylor. The photos looks to be from WWI, and it looks like the Canadian Bridge Company contributed to the war effort. Looks like this room was given over to manufacturing shells. This one has a caption on the front. It reads: “Shell...

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The Viscount Motor Hotel

January 25, 2012
The Viscount Motor Hotel

From an old brochure, likely early 1960′s. Yes, the finest in Motor Hotel facilities now comes to Windsor - with complete individually controlled heated and air conditioned rooms, Ever-so-convenient – offering to each and every guest – For short or extended stays – the ultimate in comfort and pleasure! The VISCOUNT Features 100 imaginatively...

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Windsor Tool & Die – Kildare Road – 1964

January 23, 2012
Windsor Tool & Die – Kildare Road – 1964

From the Windsor Star – December 31, 1964 CONTINUOUS EXPANSION – Windsor Tool and Die Ltd., 1680 Kildare Rd., has undergone an expansion nearly every year since the firm located on Kildare Rd. in 1948. The nearly 60,000 square-foot building houses to subsidiary operations, Banner Metals and Flagg Fire Equipment. It specializes in a...

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Ford Motor Company of Canada – 1914

January 20, 2012
Ford Motor Company of Canada – 1914

Today’s old photo comes from the Detroit Publishing Co. collection housed by the Library of Congress. The caption calls it June 4, 1914, but given that ice in the river, I would disagree with the date. It’s a neat photo, as the old Walkerville Wagon Works building where Ford of Canada was born is...

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Checker Cab – 1947

January 18, 2012
Checker Cab – 1947

From the Windsor Daily Star December 31, 1947 Park & Goyeau, does anyone remember, was this building still there into the late 80′s early 90′s? It’s where the Tim Horton’s is today. I seem to recall there being something there prior to the Tim Horton’s into the early 1990′s. Anyone with a better memory?...

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1953 Mercury

January 16, 2012
1953 Mercury

Image Courtesty Andrew Hobson/Allen Cornwall Today’s photo comes courtesy of reader Andrew Hobson and his grandfather Allen Cornwall. It comes from a Ford of Canada promotional postcard. The caption on the back reads as follows: The graceful lines of this 1953 Mercury convertible stand out under the sweeping curve of the Internationally famous Windsor-Detroit...

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Ouellette Avenue – 1965

January 13, 2012
Ouellette Avenue – 1965

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s old photo is dated March 23, 1965 and bears a Detroit Free Press stamp on the back. The caption reads: Windsor Mayor John Wheelton is beaming these days as he looks over his bustling town. There is $25 million worth of building going on … things like a 500-car...

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1941 Richmond – Dr. Peter Dewar House

January 11, 2012
1941 Richmond – Dr. Peter Dewar House

Today we take a look at the Dr. Peter Dewar house located at 1941 Richmond across the street from Wiliistead park. The pictures come from the April, 1926 issue of “Construction”. Above is a photo captioned “View from the street”. “End view showing garage and service entrance”. “Garden Side” A view of the ground...

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