Monthly Archives: March 2013

Windsor Gas Company – c. 1923

March 27, 2013
Windsor Gas Company – c. 1923

Another great old shot of downtown Windsor. This one dates from the early 1920’s. It shows the old Windsor Gas Company office building on Chatham Street West. Long gone of course. Here the 1937 fire insurance map showing the layout of the block (the Gas building is marked in yellow). The Terrace houses covered...

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Studebaker Factory – Then and Now

March 25, 2013
Studebaker Factory – Then and Now

Above is a view of the Studebaker Factory that once graced the area just north east of Walker and Wyandotte. This picture above was taken in 1913 and is looking south at the factory from the rail tracks. By 1937, the Studebaker factory is listed as “Silent and Mostly Vacant”. The factory burned to...

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527-533 Chatham Street East

March 22, 2013
527-533 Chatham Street East

Last night driving towards downtown, I noticed that the decrepit old duplex at 527-533 Chatham Street East was kaput. Vanished into the landfill… 515-523 next door may be the next one to go… I’ve never understood how this area between downtown and Walkerville, right off the river has never “gentrified” for lack of a...

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Elmwood Casino – c. 1959

March 20, 2013
Elmwood Casino – c. 1959

© John Stefani Collection I believe that this postcard was posted once on this site a long time ago. It’s a neat postcard, and a copy was recently sent along by John Stefani, so I thought there was no time like the present to repost this one. A neat shot from above looking at...

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March 18, 2013

No post today. Regular posting resumes Wednesday.

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Residential Section of Ouellette – c. 1937

March 13, 2013
Residential Section of Ouellette – c. 1937

A nice view looking north on Ouellette from about Pine Street. The top of the Medical Arts building is poking out on the left towards the top of the picture. A close up of some of the cars with a hint of some of the houses along Ouellette. Maybe some of the car experts...

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1534 Windsor Avenue – 1949 – G. G. McKeough Hardware

March 11, 2013
1534 Windsor Avenue – 1949 – G. G. McKeough Hardware

One of the things I like about old advertising, people used to put in a picture of their business, leaving us a neat record of some buidling that may not be captured for any other reason. View Larger Map Strangely, in a very non-Windsor way, part of the building shown in photo above is...

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Crown Submarine – Dougall Avenue – c. 2000

March 8, 2013
Crown Submarine – Dougall Avenue – c. 2000

© Dennis J Quesnel, Kingsville ON A couple of reader submitted photos today. These show the old Crown Submarine on Dougall Ave. The business was closed and awaiting demolition for the Walmart store that’s there today. This photo would have been taken probably about 2000. © Dennis J Quesnel, Kingsville ON Anyone out there...

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Old Essex Fire Hall – Follow Up

March 6, 2013
Old Essex Fire Hall – Follow Up

An update to Monday’s post, Erik S. sent along a few photos from the demolition for us. Also an update the confirmed date of construction was 1923, so until it recently closed it was the oldest area fire hall. As always if you have any photos you want to share, please contact me, I’d...

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