Monthly Archives: January 2013

Appearing at The Embassy – 1973

January 30, 2013
Appearing at The Embassy – 1973

This ad ran in the Windsor Star in February, 1973. It advertises upcoming bands playing at the Embassy Hotel, one of the bands scheduled in the ad was a little Canadian band by the name of Rush. View Larger Map Today the Embassy Hotel, is best known as the Little Memphis Cabaret. If you’re...

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Tunnel Bar-B-Q – 1954

January 28, 2013
Tunnel Bar-B-Q – 1954

From the same Windsor Tourist Guide of 1954, comes this ad that has been posted on this site previously. It was last posted back in 2008. But that was five years ago, and it is an interesting ad, that is now 49 years old. There aren’t too many restaurants in Windsor still serving up...

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Napoli Restaurant – 1954

January 25, 2013
Napoli Restaurant – 1954

From the June, 1954 edition of the Windsor And Essex County Visitor’s Guide. Gotta get some of that Pizza Pie! This would have been Walker and 42/Division? Anyone remember this place?

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Tourist Information – 1948

January 23, 2013
Tourist Information – 1948

From the 1948 Windsor And Essex County Visitor’s Guide   OFFICIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION Above is shown the Ontario Government Information Centre at the Detroit-Windsor vehicle tunnel. The reception centre is directly opposite the tunnel exit. second (sic) one is at the exit of the Ambassador Bridge. The port of Windsor is Canada’s largest port...

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Argon Apartments – 435 Dougall Rd. – 1982

January 21, 2013
Argon Apartments – 435 Dougall Rd. – 1982

From The Windsor Star – August 12, 1982: CAROL DE JONG, 10, and Troy Mills pedal in front of the Argon Apartments on Dougall Avenue Court orders apartment torn down A Windsor landlord was fined $300 for violating an Ontario Fire Marshal’s order to demolish the Argon Apartments at 435 Dougall Rd. Antonio Talerico...

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Diane Shoes – 1939

January 18, 2013
Diane Shoes – 1939

From the Windsor Daily Star – December 30, 1939: After alterations are completed the new greater Diane Shoe Store will be located on Ouellette avenue in the present building. The new store will have three times its former floor space, with the first floor, basement and mezzanine shoe departments. It will be the only...

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1934 Walkerville Town Council

January 16, 2013
1934 Walkerville Town Council

From the Border Cities Star – January 3, 1934: The 1934 Walkerville Town Council met for the first time at Willistead Tuesday and got all organized for a year of hard work. The new council, together with A. E. Cock, the town clerk, posed for this picture as they left the meeting. Front row,...

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Park & Victoria – 1926

January 14, 2013
Park & Victoria – 1926

From the Border Cities Star – September 27, 1926: Staunch Old Elms Planted in 1865, to Fall Hydro railway workmen will soon dig their axes into the trunks of these two fine old elms, located at the corner of Park street and Victoria avenue. The trees, which have stood as shady landmarks for 61...

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Detroit Police Country Club – Wheatley – 1926

January 11, 2013
Detroit Police Country Club – Wheatley – 1926

So apparently the Detroit Police once had their own private country club on Lake Erie, just outside of Wheatley. It was built in 1926, but I can’t find any other information about the place. These are construction photos I’ve come across, so it was actually built. I’m hoping someone out there knows something about...

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