Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas – 1963

December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas – 1963

50 years ago Heinz was wishing everyone a merry Christmas with this full page ad in the Windsor Star. Sadly Heinz had full page news for all the wrong reasons in 2013. As the holidays fall upon us, I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or Happy...

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The Sun Parlor of Canada – c. 1945

December 20, 2013
The Sun Parlor of Canada – c. 1945

Today is a neat old colour slide shot in the mid 1940’s taken by an unknown tourist as they entered Windsor from the tunnel. A nice glimpse of the old Price Edward hotel to the left, and look at all the towns that combined on this sign. Today regional cooperation remains just a dream…...

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1160 Albert Road

December 18, 2013
1160 Albert Road

From the 1948 Windsor Daily Star… The Garden Tractor and Equipment Company, Ltd., 1164 Albert road, shown above … The plant shown here is far too small for the rapidly expanding business of the company and since early last January negotiaions have been held with Ottawa in an apptempt to expand in Windsor the...

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1380 Ypres

December 16, 2013
1380 Ypres

One of the more unique houses in Windsor was featured in the review of the 1948 residential construction, being noted as one of the “higher-priced private homes” built in 1948. The house was featured with it’s own little photograph. Located on Ypres and Moy, this unique house, is unlike any others in Windsor. It’s...

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2014 IM Calendar

December 13, 2013
2014 IM Calendar

Just a reminder that the 2014 IM Calendar is available for purchase in the IM Shop and in person at both BIBLIOASIS – 1520 Wyandotte Street East in Windsor – 519-968-2206 and also at RINO’S KITCHEN & ALE HOUSE – 131 Elliott Street West in Windsor – 519-962-8843 They make a great last minute...

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Ambassador Bridge – November 1929

December 11, 2013
Ambassador Bridge – November 1929

A photo of the bridge taken in 1929 before it opened. This shot is looking east towards downtown. Windsor is on the right hand side. Construction is winding down, but there is still a crane of some type on top of each tower. The best part of this picture is the glimpse of the...

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Assumption College – c. 1960

December 9, 2013
Assumption College – c. 1960

Once again Dillon Hall surfaces, this time on an old postcard from about 1960. A handsome building, this Albert Lothian designed school building has been featured on promotional materials and postcards since it was built. It really is one of Windsor’s iconic structures.

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2014 Calendar

December 6, 2013
2014 Calendar

Just a reminder that the 2014 IM Calendar is available for purchase in the IM Shop. Don’t delay, they make a great gift, and supplies are limited. Order today, they make a great Christmas present!

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Windsor Court

December 4, 2013
Windsor Court

A nice view today of the Windsor Court Apartment Building at 1616 Ouellette Avenue. Designed by Toronto architects Craig & Madill, it opened in 1927. More on the building can be found here in a post from 2009.

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