Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former Canadian Motor Lamp – Demolition Update

July 31, 2013
Former Canadian Motor Lamp – Demolition Update

While this was first mentioned back in November, 2012, the worlds slowest demolition continues… This demolition is best viewed from the side as the facade is so overgrown, it’s hard to see the work that’s occurred on the site. The building is being eaten from the inside out. Catch it before it’s gone.

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Jubilee Fountain – Then and Now

July 29, 2013
Jubilee Fountain – Then and Now

A neat old shot from the archives of the Detroit Publishing Company now residing in the collection of the Library of Congress. This one shows the fountain in all her glory on Devonshire Road, just south of the old Train Station, approximately across the street from today’s Taloola Cafe. This photo dates to about...

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Ferry Docks – 1925

July 26, 2013
Ferry Docks – 1925

No real info on the back of this one. It simply reads: “Scene at Windsor, Ont. Canada”, it’s dated May 26, 1925. Probably take from the intersection of what is today Ouellette and Riverside looking into Dieppe Park, this shot shows the Ferry Terminal at the foot of Ouellette and the retail space in...

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Erie & Goyeau – Part II

July 24, 2013
Erie & Goyeau – Part II

Back in mid June, we featured this block on the corner of Erie and Goyeau. Work has been progressing and the answer to what’s planned is on the sign on the second floor windows. Coming soon: “Erie Street Pharmacy & Medical Centre”

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Detroit-Windsor Bridge Proposal

July 22, 2013
Detroit-Windsor Bridge Proposal

Another postcard view of the proposed international bridge. This one is more of a sketch than the last one which was a colourized version of this drawing. A neat view, and a postcard version I’ve never seen before. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

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Goyeau & Elliott – 1945

July 19, 2013
Goyeau & Elliott – 1945

The photo above was taken September 27, 1945. It was shot by the Detroit Bureau of the Acme Photo Co. It shows Goyeau at Elliott looking north. The caption on the back reads as follows: WINDSOR, ONT. — Hundreds of Detroit drivers form long lines prior to making their way back through the Detroit-Windsor...

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Pitt Street West – c 1885

July 17, 2013
Pitt Street West – c 1885

A neat shot of Pitt Street West looking east. The sign for the “Monroe Gold Cure” is out in front of the Francois Baby House. Interesting to note the wooden plank sidewalks. This view has changed a bit in the last 130 years…

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Ouellette Avenue Looking South – c. 1914

July 15, 2013
Ouellette Avenue Looking South – c. 1914

This shot looking south west from the corner of Riverside and Ouellette was taken from the roof of the old British American hotel (which I don’t think has ever really been featured on here…). You can see the old bank on the corner that will remain in storage for the rest of my life,...

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S.W. & A 451 – 1938

July 12, 2013
S.W. & A 451 – 1938

A neat photo of SW & A Amherstburg Interurban Car # 451. This picture was taken May 5, 1938, the note on it reads that taken prior to scrapping. This car was purchased new in 1924 from the Ottawa Car Company and ran until service on the Ameherstburg line converted to buses. Have a...

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