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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