Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wyandotte Street – 1912

May 30, 2014
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An interesting postcard view simply labeled as Wyandotte Street. No cross street is given. Seeing as it is labeled as Windsor and not Walkerville, it must be somewhere in the core area, maybe Victoria, Dougall, Janette? No clues to the direction either. Anyone have any guesses or thoughts? See you back here Monday for...

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Jackson Park – 2013

May 28, 2014
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The other day featured a shot of Jackson Park from 1938 (see below), and above is a shot in the same general direction from 2013, taken last summer. Then and now truly one of Windsor’s great public spaces.

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Water Works Gate

May 26, 2014
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This weekend on a stroll around Jackson Park, this water works gate on the south east corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh caught my eye. It’s interesting to note it’s labeled as the Sandwich Water Works. Now this grate is old. Obviously way older than the intersection, keeping in mind that Ouellette didn’t run through...

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Jackson Park – 1938

May 23, 2014
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A view of the sunken gardens at Jackson Park, taken in 1938, looking east towards Kennedy Collegiate. Note that there’s no pool in the middle of the gardens yet, just a small pond (not visible). Jackson Park is truly one of Windsor’s great public spaces. From the City of Windsor parks history document: Jackson...

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Crawford & University – Then & Now

May 21, 2014
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The site where Grace Hospital once stood is now wiped bare, and the grassy lot gives no clues to what was once there. Back in time a decade to 2004, and the same corner, it’s hard to remember the massive complex that stood on the same site. It’s a shame all those trees were...

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2490 McDougall

May 16, 2014
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The old streamlined moderne factory building at 2490 McDougall is living on borrowed time. The building lost its canopy over the front door, and had many elements painted over and covered up. The building is a non-descript beige. This photo above shows the building in April, 2007. Seven years ago it was still white,...

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Theodule Giradot Esq

May 12, 2014
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THEODULE GIRADOT ESQ Was born at Arthesaus, France, Feb 12, 1824. Appointed to a position on the faculty of Assumption College and was principal of the school for five years, being succeeded by the Basillian Fathers in 1870. In 1871 he was appointed public school inspector for North Essex, and was Mayor of Sandwich...

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Samuel Smith MacDonell Esq

May 9, 2014
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SAMUEL SMITH MacDONELL Was District Clerk in 1850 and 1851, and was Reeve of the Village of Windsor from 1854 to 1857, and elected the first Mayor of Windsor in 1858, and again in the years 1864, 1865, 1866 and 1867; Warden of the County of Essex for the years 1855 and 1856. In...

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J.C. Patterson

May 7, 2014
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The namesake of the late downtown High School Patterson C.I., taken from From Frederick Neal’s “The Township of Sandwich” published in 1909: HON J.C. PATTERSON Represented Essex in the Ontario Legislature in 1875; was warden of Essex in 1878 and was also first elected to the Dominion Parliament the same year. He was Minister...

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