Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proposed Jewish Community Centre – 1955

May 30, 2012
Proposed Jewish Community Centre – 1955

From the Windsor Daily Star – April 27, 1955: This architect’s conception of the proposed new Windsor Jewish Community Centre shows a building of ultra-modern design. The building will be located between Ouellette and Pelissier near Jackson Park, if city council gives final approval to plans of the local Jewish Community Council. Homeowners in...

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Doors Open 2012

May 28, 2012
Doors Open 2012

Set over two days, September 29 & 30, the bi-annual Doors Open Windsor event returns to Windsor this year with almost 30 sites. Details of the event can be found here: http://www.doorsopenwindsor.com/ Or if you prefer, they’re on Facebook too…. http://www.facebook.com/DoorsOpenWindsor2012

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Prime Minister’s Visit – 1963

May 25, 2012
Prime Minister’s Visit – 1963

A UPI Telephoto – dated March 6, 1963 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker helps Mrs. Diefenbaker down train steps upon arrival here 3/6. Prime Minister Diefenbaker campaigned in the Windsor, Ont., industrial area. The latest chapter in the nuclear controversy that toppled Diefenbaker’s conservative government was a report from Washington D.C., 3/5 that the Prime...

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Princeton Motel – 3032 Dougall Road

May 23, 2012
Princeton Motel – 3032 Dougall Road

PRINCETON MOTEL — MEMBER — FRIENDSHIP INNS INTERNATIONAL 3032 DOUGALL ROAD Highway 3B – Entrance to 401 Highway Windsor 21, Ontario Featuring swimming pool, carpeted rooms, direct dial telephones, air conditioning, Color T.V., F.M. Radios, tiled four piece baths, efficiency units, meeting and banquet rooms, breakfast room on premises, and a variety of fine...

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Riverside United Church

May 18, 2012
Riverside United Church

From the Border Cities Star – January 17, 1929 PROPOSED NEW HOME FOR RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH CONGREGATION This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Riverside United Church, which is soon to be erected at the corner of Glidden and Ontario streets, Riverside, at a cost of $10,000. Designed by G. Buller Colthurst,...

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New Children’s Wing at County Sanatorium

May 16, 2012
New Children’s Wing at County Sanatorium

From the Border Cities Star – November 24, 1928: This is an architect’s sketch of the new children’s wing, now going up for the Essex County Sanatorium, Sandwich, at a structural cost of $110,000. When completely furnished and equipped, the handsome structure will represent a much heavier outlay of funds, and this is the...

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Jackson Cleaner & Dyer – Erie St. E. at Lillian

May 14, 2012
Jackson Cleaner & Dyer – Erie St. E. at Lillian

From the Border Cities Star – January 12, 1929: This is the new home of Jackson Cleaner and Dyer, at Erie and Lillian streets, which will be in operation at the beginning of next week. The plant, equipped, represents an expenditure of $10,000. The ground floor of the establishment is 83 by 84 feet....

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Streetcar Friday

May 11, 2012
Streetcar Friday

Happy streetcar Friday everyone! John Stefani sent along this scan from the Bernie Drouillard collection. From the mid 1920’s a shot taken down by the old Ford Plan on the river. The car in the front #104 is a Tecumseh line car, and to the rear is an unidentified Ford City car. Have a...

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Lanspeary Park

May 9, 2012
Lanspeary Park

The postcard above from the mid 1920’s shows a view of Lanspeary Park. View Larger Map Bounded by Giles to the north, Ottawa to the south, Langlois to the west and Pierre to the east, Lanspeary is home to a pool, ice rink, ball diamonds, bandstand as well as greenhouses, which I was told...

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