Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tecumseh & Pelissier – 1929

April 30, 2014
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Happy Wednesday everyone, and also the last post of April. Today’s shot is looking west East along Tecumseh Road from the intersection of Pelissier (Victoria Ave is the boulevard in the extreme foreground). This shot from September 1929, shows the recently built Kennedy CI on the...

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The Grotto at St Mary’s – c 1940

April 28, 2014
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A fixture of South Windsor was the grotto behind St Mary’s Academy. I have heard stories before from lots of different people who grew up in South Windsor who have memories of playing in and around the grotto. Anyone out there have any stories to share?

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Action Hobbies Kingsville’s Historical Train Slide Show #15 this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @ 7.30PM

April 25, 2014
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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head on out to Kingsville for the ever popular Historical Slide Show. Tomorrow Saturday, April 26th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #15 featuring a special “double presentation” by returning presenter Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario. Free admission, as always! Helmut will...

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Ojibway Tornado – June 17, 1946

April 23, 2014
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OJIBWAY, ONT – An unidentified man sits dejectedly amid the ruin caused by the tornado which struck here yesterday evening (6/17). CREDIT (ACME PHOTO) 6/17/46 Today’s photo comes from longtime reader Luc B., who sent along this photo and wondered if anyone recognized the unidentified man in the photo? I hope everyone had a...

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Metropole Tavern – c. 1960

April 16, 2014
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An old postcard shot looking south on Walker Road at Niagara Street in Walkerville. It shows what was then the Metropole Tavern, it was more recently known as Big Tony’s after a long run as California’s. A detail shot of the great old neon sign that once graced the facade of this old watering...

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Oak Ridge Golf Club – Sandwich – c. 1909

April 14, 2014
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An old postcard showing the clubhouse of the Oak Ridge Golf Club which was located in Sandwich on the Yawkey and Freeman farm. The club moved shortly after this photo to what is today’s Mic Mac Park on Prince rd, before moving out to their present home, under their new name as the Essex...

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Patterson Collegiate Institute

April 11, 2014
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A few shots of Windsor’s first secondary school. Located on Goyeau and Elliot, directly across the street from where today you will find the Central Fire Hall. The site today is unsurprisingly a parking lot. The photo above was taken around 1920, while below is a postcard view from around the same era. The...

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King Edward School – Walkerville – c. 1910

April 9, 2014
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The original Albert Kahn designed school, built in 1906. It was located on Chilver Rd, on a block bounded by Chilver, Cataraqui, Windermere and Niagara in old Walkerville. The building was demolished in 1997 and was replaced with a modern box. Token architectural features were incorporated into the new building, but this classic was...

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Kildare & Niagara – c. 1908

April 7, 2014
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A neat shot of Kildare Road looking south towards Niagara from St. Mary’s Gate. On the right hand side are two houses. The closest one is today 873 Kildare, and is known as the Rideout-Parson House. Originally built for the manager of the Bank of Commerce up on Devonshire. The house was built around...

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