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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