Monthly Archives: March 2014

Opening Day

March 31, 2014
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A sure sign of spring, the return of Baseball!

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Ouellette and Park – 2002

March 28, 2014
Ouellette and Park – 2002

A view of the block on Ouellette, just south of Park Street which burned down in 2002. Just the other week an announcement was made about a new development planned for the site. The space that was Valerie’s had one of downtown’s last great old original art deco store fronts. Have a good weekend...

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Salt Mine Sinkhole – 1954

March 26, 2014
Salt Mine Sinkhole – 1954

From the collection of Carl C. Thanks to reader Carl C. for passing along a copy of this image from his collection. It shows a different view and angle on the sinkhole at Canadian Industries in West Windsor. Many thanks to Carl for passing it along.

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Canderel Building – January 2002

March 24, 2014
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Here’s another picture of the corner of Riverside and Ouellette with work a little farther along. As you can see the building has risen above ground and is starting to get windows. It’s still concrete colour as the metal cladding has not yet been attached to the building.

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Nevin Bock – Walkerville – September 2001

March 21, 2014
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Sticking with our journey through the old pictures this week, is this shot of the Nevin Block, immediately west of the Walkerville Theatre, and currently home to Loreli’s Bistro. Have a safe weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.

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Wyandotte Street – Walkerville – July 2001

March 19, 2014
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An interesting look back at the liveliest block in Old Walkerville, as it appeared in July 2001. The corner store just closed in 2013, but what a difference. This has always been one of my favourite blocks in the city. Definitely the most original Edwardian commercial block in the city.

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Canderel Building Construction – March 2001

March 17, 2014
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Hard to believe that I shot these pictures 13 years ago. This shows the corner of Riverside and Ouellette with the Canderel Building under construction. This sign makes mention of “Windsor’s premier condominium residences”. The original plan included condos in the 30+ story tower. The plans kept shrinking and eventually the 12 story building...

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Pare Electric Ltd – 912 Tecumseh Rd E – 1969

March 14, 2014
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An old ad today for Pare Electric Limited at 912 Tecumseh just east of Parent, 912 Tecumseh Road East today is home to the Adriatic Bakery. In the pre-cable days I like the way that “All-Channel UHF” featuring channels 50 and 56 was a highlight of the bottom console TV. Just look at the...

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Windsor’s Strip – 1970

March 12, 2014
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From the Windsor Star – June 13, 1970 It’s not exactly the Vegas Strip or even Toronto’s Yonge St. strip – but it has the makings. The area is about four miles of Tecumseh Rd. between Walker Rd. and Lauzon Rd. It has the flashing neon signs, the hangouts, the straight open road ideal...

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