Monthly Archives: November 2012

Demolition Notice

November 30, 2012
Demolition Notice

A pair of demolitions underway this week… First off and already gone, the former Horseshoe Battery on Ouellette Ave. on the south end of the Jackson Park overpass. This one started the other day, and it’s already long gone. Not any kind of historic building, but one that was there as long as I...

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Gerry Kaiser Photo Show

November 28, 2012
Gerry Kaiser Photo Show

Local photographer Gerry Kaiser, who passed along information about another show earlier this year, sent along info about his current show. He is having a solo photography exhibit at the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum at 420 Devonshire Rd. in Walkerville Nov. 21 – Dec.7th. The Opening Reception is Friday Dec. 7th at 7pm. Refreshments and...

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Displaced By The 401 – 1956

November 26, 2012
Displaced By The 401 – 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – August 30, 1956: DISPLACED BY 401 – Six houses are being moved to make way for an overpass for Highway 401. This is being moved along North Talbot Rd., between Howard Ave. and Walker Rd., to its new location, a trip of about a mile. So last time...

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Wyandotte and Lincoln – 1929

November 23, 2012
Wyandotte and Lincoln – 1929

From the Border Cities Star – February 7, 1929: (Thanks to regular reader Mike F. for pointing out this photo to me…) This view of Wyandotte street, Walkerville, looking east from the Windsor boundary, shows the town’s principal business district. On either side of the street is lined with flourishing, progressive business establishments that...

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2013 Calendar Pre-Sale – Final Day!

November 21, 2012
2013 Calendar Pre-Sale – Final Day!

It’s the final day of the 2013 International Metropolis Calendar pre-sale. The pre-sale will close sometime tonight after 8:00 pm and the calendar will return to full price. This year’s calendar is priced at $21.50 + $7.00 s&h/HST, however for the duration of the pre-sale the calendars will be priced at $20.00 with a...

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Windsor Truck and Storage

November 19, 2012
Windsor Truck and Storage

So… over at Windsor Truck & Storage, located at Windsor & Shepherd, this giant crane thing was erected over the weekend. Later in the day there was actually a second one that went up as well… I’m hoping is something good like, roofing, or brick re-pointing… and hopefully not something like recladding… Anyone out...

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Proposed Ford City Park – 1929

November 16, 2012
Proposed Ford City Park – 1929

From the Border Cities Star – March 16, 1929: This is an architect’s conception of a proposed park development in Ford City, in the area bounded by Alice street, Tourangeau Road, Reginald street and Bernard Road. At the Ford City Parks Board’s meeting on Monday night, a petition will be presented, asking that this...

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2013 Calendar – Final Week

November 14, 2012
2013 Calendar – Final Week

IT’s the final week of the 2013 International Metropolis Calendar pre-sale. This year’s calendar is priced at $21.50 + $7.00 s&h/HST, however for the duration of the pre-sale the calendars will be priced at $20.00 with a flat $2.00 per item for s&h/HST. Get in on the pre-sale and take advantage of savings that...

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Benstein Block – Pitt & McDougall – 1917

November 12, 2012
Benstein Block – Pitt & McDougall – 1917

From the Evening Record, May 1917: Ever alert to the interest and prosperity of the city as well as to his own affairs, H. Benstein, merchant, now occupies the new building he recently erected at the corner of Pitt street and McDougall avenue, Windsor. The building is a credit to the city and is...

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