Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pitt and Ferry – 1958

August 30, 2013
Pitt and Ferry – 1958

Happy Friday, happy long weekend! Today’s photo is looking south east at the corner of Pitt and Ferry. This was taken during a visit to Windsor by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. The caption to the photo reads as follows: SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENTS – Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, gloves in hand, stands in the middle...

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Madrid Motor Hotel – 2530 Ouellette Avenue

August 28, 2013
Madrid Motor Hotel – 2530 Ouellette Avenue

From the back of the card: MADRID MOTOR HOTEL Ph. Area 519, 252-7743 2530 Ouellette Avenue WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada Only 4 minutes from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel exit, on Highway 3B, leading to Highway 401. Dining room with excellent cuisine. Banquet facilities. Pool. All inside corridors. Carpeted throughout. Direct dial telephone. Bath tub and shower....

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Salt Mine – 1940

August 26, 2013
Salt Mine – 1940

From the collection of John Morand This shot is looking north towards the river. Sandwich street crosses in the middle of the picture. Nearly every building in the picture on the north side of Sandwich is gone today. From the collection of John Morand Oddly enough, part of this one survives… Photo from 2007...

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New Windsor Salt Office – 1953

August 23, 2013
New Windsor Salt Office – 1953

From the collection of John Morand A few shots of the “new” office building on Prospect street, opened in 1953. This picture shows the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. From the collection of John Morand This one shows a full parking lot, and is probably taken on a regular work day, it’s dated 1952, so...

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More Salt Mines

August 21, 2013
More Salt Mines

From the collection of John Morand A couple of more today from John’s family collection. This is the only underground photo in the collection, it is undated, but I’m going to put it around 1953/1954. From the collection of John Morand This one is dated 1954 and shows a view looking toward Sandwich Street....

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