Monthly Archives: October 2012

Historical Train Slide Show #8 – Thursday, November 1st, 2012

October 31, 2012
Historical Train Slide Show #8 – Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Railfans, as well as regional history fans, don’t miss tomorrow’s slide show at Action Hobbies in Kingsville. Tim Swaddling once again sends the show information our way: Thursday, November 1st, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #8 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario to town for...

Read more »

801 Victoria Ave – Kennedy House – 1913

October 29, 2012
801 Victoria Ave – Kennedy House – 1913

From the Evening Record – July 4, 1913: The above is a photo of the new residence of Mr. W.C. Kennedy, corner of Victoria avenue and Elliott street. It is erected at a cost of about $20,000 and is one of the most modern and up-to-date houses in the city. The brick is laid...

Read more »

Essex County Registry Office – c. 1909

October 26, 2012
Essex County Registry Office – c. 1909

A neat old postcard view of the old Registry office on Brock. The building was built around 1875 and was designed by Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd. View Larger Map The building, although expanded, still stands on Brock street between MacKenzie Hall and the Windsor Jail. Have a good weekend everyone, see you back...

Read more »

Cunningham Sheet Metal

October 24, 2012
Cunningham Sheet Metal

I recently came across this ad from 1932. The business is still in the same spot, and got me thinking… Are there any other business beside Hiram Walker & Sons, Chrysler & Cunningham, that are still around from the days of Walkerville? There must be a dwindling list of businesses that once called Walkerville...

Read more »

Ten Million Riders Can’t Be Wrong

October 22, 2012
Ten Million Riders Can’t Be Wrong

This ad appeared in the Border Cities Star December 31, 1932. Hard to imagine that 80 years ago, there were 10,000,000 public transit trips taken on the streetcars. It’s a shame that our efficient, regional public transportation system was dismantled.

Read more »

Walkerville Boat Club – c 1910

October 19, 2012
Walkerville Boat Club – c 1910

The building that was the first home to Walkerville boat club was originally located in Detroit along the river. In the 1880’s the owners of the club in Detorit fell into the debt of Hiram Walker, and the club eventually folded. As part of the debt owed, Hiram Walker took possession of the building...

Read more »

Windsor Avenue Looking North – c. 1914

October 17, 2012
Windsor Avenue Looking North – c. 1914

A neat old postcard view looking north towards the river from the old City Hall. On the right hand side is All Saints Church and Rectory, back when the church was on the corner Windsor Avenue and what is today known as University Avenue. Windsor Avenue is long filled in and today, only runs...

Read more »

Osterhout Building – Pitt Street East – 1914

October 15, 2012
Osterhout Building – Pitt Street East – 1914

From the Evening Record – February, 1914: The first three-story building for the new business section on Pitt Street between Goyeau and Ouellette avenues, will be erected by Mr. Peter Osterhout. Plans have been prepared by Leybourne & Whitney, architects. Clay brick will be used in the construction. Looks like this one sat where...

Read more »

Jackson Park Lawn Bowling – 1982

October 12, 2012
Jackson Park Lawn Bowling – 1982

Happy Friday everyone! Another week down… This photo ran in either the Detroit News or Free Press (not noted) August 4, 1982 The caption reads: Players get in some rolls on the lawn bowling green during a Jackson Park Lawn Bowling Club game in Windsor View Larger Map I don’t have a good picture...

Read more »