Monthly Archives: May 2013

515-523 Chatham Street East

May 31, 2013
515-523 Chatham Street East

The other week this picture above was posted as 527-533 Chatham Street East bit the dust. The building immediately west at 515-523 was still standing, but boarded up. This is how it looked in the spring of 2009. Earlier this week, I cruised past and noticed it too was long gone…

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CN Passenger Station – 1976

May 29, 2013
CN Passenger Station – 1976

A neat look back at our now departed passenger station. This photo of the second Walkerville Station, was taken in August, 1976, back in the pre-via days, when the passenger system was still run by CN. It’s amazing how little this station changed from when this shot was taken, to when it closed last...

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New Central Fire Hall – 1969

May 27, 2013
New Central Fire Hall – 1969

From the Windsor Star – December 27, 1969: TAKING SHAPE – Windsor’s new central fire station is rapidly taking shape. The new, $670,000 building is on Goyeau St. at Elliott St. E. Scheduled for completion next spring, the new hall will replace the present 41-year-old fire department headquarters station on Pitt St. E. The...

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Central Fire Headquarters – Pitt Street East – 1928

May 24, 2013
Central Fire Headquarters – Pitt Street East – 1928

A neat shot here of the old Central Fire Headquarters, on Pitt Street. It was located on the north side of the street, directly across from the old City Market, between Windsor Avenue and McDougall. Designed by Albert Lothian, the building was eventually replaced by the current headquarters on Goyeau & Elliot. The building...

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Prince Edward Hotel – 1928

May 22, 2013
Prince Edward Hotel – 1928

  A neat old postcard view, this one dated 1928, of the “new” Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette and Park. Sadly this one too is long gone. I like the little bot of artistic license take with the hustle and bustle in the foreground. My favourite is the dude in a top hat and...

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Heritage House For Sale

May 17, 2013
Heritage House For Sale

As we head into the long weekend I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend. A bit of news concerning anyone who’s interested in owning a heritage property of their own, as this great property has recently just come on the market. Details are available here on the Private Exchange listing. Also...

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Devonshire Road – c. 1910

May 15, 2013
Devonshire Road – c. 1910

Back when Walkerville was a self contained community, this view show how well this little town was connected to the outside world. Streetcar tracks are visible in the road. The Train station is just past the bank, and at the end of the road the Ferry to Detroit. It’s funny sad how backwards we’ve...

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Manning House – c. 1912 – Ouellette Avenue

May 13, 2013
Manning House – c. 1912 – Ouellette Avenue

Going through some old postcards, I came across this one showing the Manning House Hotel and on the right hand side, and bit of a glimpse of the old Post Office. This card dates to around 1910-1912 and shows a bustling downtown corner, complete with the streetcar rumbling past. Hope everyone had a good...

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Louis & Niagara – Sidewalk Slabs

May 10, 2013
Louis & Niagara – Sidewalk Slabs

At various places around the city are some 100+ year old slabs of concrete that have survived all these years. Many of them date from the 1905-1910 era, and are simple slabs with the street names impressed near the intersection. The one above is found at Louis and Niagara on the north west corner,...

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