Monthly Archives: July 2012

N & D Yorktown

July 30, 2012
N & D Yorktown

Going through some old photos this weekend, I came across this one of the old N&D sign in Yorktown, dated March, 2003. Nine years ago… Time sure flies. Does anyone remember what year N & D closed for good?

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Saint Mary’s Part 2

July 27, 2012
Saint Mary’s Part 2

Photo © Matt Kulbacki – All rights reserved Happy Friday everyone! We close out the week with an amazing set of photos from Matt Kulbacki look at the amazing old St. Mary’s Academy building in some fine detail. There’s nothing I can add to these shots, they speak for themselves. Have a safe weekend...

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Saint Mary’s Part 1

July 25, 2012
Saint Mary’s Part 1

Photo © Matt Kulbacki – All rights reserved Today’s pictures were scanned and send along by Tim Swaddling, via Matt Kulbacki who shot these photos of the old St. Mary’s academy prior to demolition. St. Mary’s was demolished in April 1977, so these must have been from winter 1976-1977. A neat view of St....

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D.M. Ferry Seed Warehouse

July 20, 2012
D.M. Ferry Seed Warehouse

Happy Friday once again, today’s post takes a look at the D.M. Ferry Seed Warehouse that used to be on the corner of McDougall and Riverside Drive. It stood until the Casino came along, and the entire area was cleared. This photo rests with the George D. Mason collection at the Burton Library. It...

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Harry Guppy School Part 2

July 18, 2012
Harry Guppy School Part 2

From the Border Cities Star, October 31, 1931 With the school’s “father”, Mr. Harry E. Guppy, veteran former school trustee present, the new Guppy Public School, on Tecumseh Road, was formally opened in ceremonies Friday afternoon and evening. The school has been in use since the beginning of the fall term. Above is how...

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Ghost Pictures – Kingsville

July 16, 2012
Ghost Pictures – Kingsville

Today’s photos come courtesty of regular reader JBM. The first one is from Lansdowne Avenue in Kingsville. This one shows the old water tower from the MacDonald Leaf Company. JBM tells me this plant operated from about 1919 through 1973. The last one is from Park St. just east of Lansdowne, and shows the...

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Streetviewed

July 13, 2012
Streetviewed

Photo © John Foot Today’s photo come courtesy of my Dad who spied the Google Streetview car. He talked to the driver who said they’ve just finished Windsor. Photo © John Foot Chatham and Sarnia are next. The car is much fancier than it was last time! Have a good weekend everyone, see you...

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Harry Guppy School

July 11, 2012
Harry Guppy School

From the Border Cities Star, July 9, 1929 Above is a drawing of the Harry E. Guppy School which the Board of Education hopes to start erecting this fall in order to accommodate the increasing public school attendance in Windsor. The building, plans for which were drawn by Pennington & Boyde, will cost about...

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Windsor Lawn Bowling Club – 1920

July 9, 2012
Windsor Lawn Bowling Club – 1920

The club house is one of the finest in Western Ontario. A big membership drive is now being held and many new supporters are being secured. A year ago all of the stock of the Church Street Quoit Club was taken up and the two clubs were amalgamated. If you’re like me you’re probably...

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