Monthly Archives: January 2014

401 Bruce Avenue

January 31, 2014
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Photo from Google Streetview Driving through downtown Windsor the other week, I noted that this place, that sat at the south west corner of Bruce and Park was just a vacant lot. Photo from Google Streetview While the front suffered from a bad siding job, a view along the Park Street side revealed a...

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Missing Wednesday

January 29, 2014

Hey everyone, sorry about today. I had done all of the posts this month ahead of time… but apparently I forgot about today. Posting will resume Friday.

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Elmwood Casino – 1984

January 27, 2014
Elmwood Casino – 1984

The photo above ran in the Detroit News in January 1984. It accompanied a story on the conversion of the old Elmwood Casino into Brentwood. This photograph shows the original entrance to the 1940′s dining room and lounge. The original entrance featured tile mosaic trees. All of this entrance way has been covered over,...

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St Mary’s Demolition Prep Work – 1977

January 24, 2014
St Mary’s Demolition Prep Work – 1977

This photograph, taken in April, 1977 shows the rear of St Mary’s academy in South Windsor as the bottom floor was opened up to allow the demolition company to set the charges used to implode the building. Such a grand building, I know I’ve said it before, time and again, but it’s such a...

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Detroit – Windsor Tunnel Construction – 1929

January 22, 2014
Detroit – Windsor Tunnel Construction – 1929

Today’s picture shows the construction of the tunnel on the Windsor side, this is looking north towards Detroit, Park Street crosses right there. Note the big old house on the left hand side behind the armouries. That house is today a parking lot. Windsor at one time had an amazing amount of architecture.

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Windsor Assembly Plant – 1984

January 20, 2014
Windsor Assembly Plant – 1984

This photo was taken in February, 1984, 30 years ago next month, and it shows the assembly line making Chrysler’s “all new mini-van”. Hard to believe three decades later, the old mini-van is still rolling off the line.

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Walkerville Bank Of Montreal – 1959

January 17, 2014
Walkerville Bank Of Montreal – 1959

Today’s photo shows the Walkerville branch of the Bank of Montreal at Wyandotte and Chilver on June 9, 1959, following a daylight bank robbery in which a Windsor police office was shot. A good description of the robbery can be found here on the Walkerville Times website. The building, built in 1912 as the...

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Ouellette Avenue & Chatham Street – c. 1925

January 15, 2014
Ouellette Avenue & Chatham Street – c. 1925

A different view today. This postcard shows Ouellette Avenue looking south. In the foreground to the left is what’s under the blue metal siding of the Shanfields-Meyers China Shop. The old Bank of Montreal Building can be seen on the south side of Chatham Street.To the left is the old Vital Ouellette house, which...

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Downtown Windsor – 1971

January 13, 2014
Downtown Windsor – 1971

This view of Ouellette Avenue, taken in September, 1971, is looking north east towards the intersection of Ouellette and University. The old Place Theatre is visible on the right hand side. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

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