Monthly Archives: September 2013

HighwayTavern – 592 Dougall

September 30, 2013
HighwayTavern – 592 Dougall

The old Highway Tavern at the corner of Wyandotte and Dougall, which oddly enough actually has a Dougall Avenue municipal address, is likely not long for this world. This old place, built into a large old residential property, recently had a demolition permit requested. The 1923 directory lists it as a side by side...

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Willistead – 1906

September 27, 2013
Willistead – 1906

A nice old shot from the Library of Congress showing the Albert Kahn designed Willistead Manor. Interesting to see the original landscaping, before the grounds became the park it is today. An interesting detail shot, there’s a glimpse of a worker there…. As well as you can see the steeple of the original St....

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Pitt Street Looking East – 1920

September 25, 2013
Pitt Street Looking East – 1920

Happy Wednesday everyone! A neat shot looking east down Pitt Street towards Ouellette. The street car at the end of the shot is on the other side of Ouellette and was the W.E. & L.S. car to the county. The closest building on the left beside the car is the real estate office of...

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The Crawford House – 1920

September 22, 2013
The Crawford House – 1920

This photograph shown above shows the Crawford House hotel that was situated on the north side of Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside Drive) at Ferry. The hotel was owned by Alexander Crawford, the namesake of Crawford Avenue on the near west side, and originally a native of Montreal. The Crawford House was built in 1875,...

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New Homes on Randolph – 1919

September 18, 2013
New Homes on Randolph – 1919

From the Border Cities Era June 7, 1919: View of Randolph avenue in Sandwich, showing construction work on 20 homes that are being erected by the Border Cities Builders, Limited, recently incorporated with a capital of $40,000. Randolph avenue is located in the choice residential section that embraces the rapidly growing district between Windsor...

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916 Buckingham – The Hollywood Model Home

September 16, 2013
916 Buckingham – The Hollywood Model Home

From the Windsor Daily Star, June 25, 1955: This beautiful Hollywood Home is the direct result of many years of study and intense planning by a prominent California architect. The interior consists of 3 spacious bedrooms, huge 24-ft. living room with dining area, step saving kitchen with side door entrance leading to carport, studio...

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School At Amherstburg – 1923

September 13, 2013
School At Amherstburg – 1923

From the December, 1923 issue of “Construction” is the picture above. Unfortunately there is no other information about the location. As I’ve said before, I’m severely lacking in my knowledge of the county. Does anyone recognize the building? Is it still around? The only notations with the picture are: Architect, Norman McEvers, Windsor and...

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Tecumseh & St Anne – Tecumseh – c. 1953

September 11, 2013
Tecumseh & St Anne – Tecumseh – c. 1953

Above is a shot of the corner of Tecumseh Road and St. Anne Boulevard in the town of Tecumseh. Here’s the same view about 60 years later. The missing steeple on the church is probably the biggest change to the landscape here. Does anyone know the history of the building on the south east...

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Dillon Hall – 1927

September 9, 2013
Dillon Hall – 1927

From the Border Cities Star – November 15, 1927: Shown here is Assumption College’s $300,000 classroom building, construction work on which has just been completed. The structure fronts Patricia road, but the rear, which faces the other college buildings, is similar in design to the front. It provides Assumption with accommodations for 800 students....

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