Monthly Archives: June 2012

Downtown Windsor – 1982

June 29, 2012
Downtown Windsor – 1982

This photo and letter to the editor ran in Detroit Free Press in 1982. 30 years ago, that’s hard to believe! Above is the actual photo that was used with the letter to the editor. A detail shot of the east side of Ouellette. Just south of the CIBC building, I believe that’s the...

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500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor

June 27, 2012
500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor

Our friends at Walkerville Publishing have released their new book “500 Ways you know you’re from Windsor” Below are a couple of sample pages, more can been seen at the link listed above. A captivating new book about The Baby Boomer Years (post WWII) in Windsor Ontario by Walkerville Publishing Inc. If you are...

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Action Hobbies – Slideshow # 6 – Thursday

June 25, 2012
Action Hobbies – Slideshow # 6 – Thursday

So… for this show I’m posting the details of today. It’s Thursday this time, so this way everyone has a few days notice…. Thurs June 28, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #6 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Don McQueen from London, Ontario to town for a special show titled...

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Cataraqui & Marentette – Demolition

June 22, 2012
Cataraqui & Marentette – Demolition

There was a small old convenience store near this intersection that was covered here in 2006…. Here’s how it looked in 2003. View Larger Map It got rougher as the years went on… as you can see in the Google StreetView image above. Drove past it tonight and it’s long gone. Another one bites...

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Bridgeview Opening – 1952

June 20, 2012
Bridgeview Opening – 1952

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 4, 1952: Above is an artist’s sketch of the city’s newest housing develop- ment known as “Bridgeview,” in which 325 new homes soon will be completed. Many of them now are ready for occupancy or within a few days of it. There will be an official opening...

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Old School of Dramatic Arts Demolition

June 18, 2012
Old School of Dramatic Arts Demolition

Photo © Will Foot My brother was out at the University the other day, and he managed to snap a few pictures of demolition of the former School of Dramatic art building. Photo © Will Foot The building used to front Wyandotte Street, right on the corner with Patricia. Photo © Will Foot As...

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No Post Today…

June 15, 2012

Given the way I messed up the posting schedule this week. Have a happy father’s day weekend to all the dads out there. See you back here Monday for a regular week of posting.

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Stucco Time – Guess the Victim

June 14, 2012
Stucco Time – Guess the Victim

First off sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. I was sick on Monday and actually lost a day somewhere this week. See if you can guess today’s victim of the great urban blight? If you guessed the crazy cool streamlined Anderson’s funeral home, you are correct! In case you forgot, here’s what...

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St. Joseph’s School – 1915

June 11, 2012
St. Joseph’s School – 1915

From The Evening Record – November 25, 1915: NEW ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ON EAST SIDE The new St. Joseph’s school at the corner of Niagara and Marion is practically completed and will be opened the first of the year, relieving much of the congestion that has prevailed on the east side. It is a...

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