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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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