Monthly Archives: June 2014

Airport Terminal Construction – 1956

June 27, 2014
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From the Windsor Daily Star – July 30, 1956 TERMINAL TAKING SHAPE – The new $615,000 Windsor Airport Terminal, which will include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities for international operations, is gradually taking form. Steel is up, most of the concrete floors poured, rough plumbing is going in and tinsmith work also is underway....

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Wilkinson Homestead – Chippawa Street

June 25, 2014
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Sticking with “The Township of Sandwich” and with Chippawa Street in the west end, I noticed this old photo. It’s captioned: The Col. John A. Wilkinson Homestead Chippewa Street, Sandwich. Interesting to note, at some time in the last century the spelling of the street changed from Chippewa to Chippawa…. The book also has...

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Peter and Chippewa – Then and Now

June 23, 2014
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From Frederick Neal’s “Township of Sandwich” in 1909: Looking from the intersection of Peter street, west to the Detroit River. The two old fashioned dwellings on the right of the picture are said to be much over 100 years old and were silent witnesses of the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837-38....

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Lang & Jewell Body Service – 1935

June 20, 2014
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This photo above ran in the Border Cities Star on June 29, 1935: Above picture shows one of a fleet of 15 new palatial highway parlor coaches of modern streamline design. These coaches were upholstered, painted and letter by the Lang & Jewell Body Service, main plant, on Howard avenue. A force of 30...

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The Beeman House – Ouellette and Pitt – c. 1880

June 18, 2014
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From “The Township of Sandwich” the caption reads as follows: THE BEEMAN HOUSE Windsor, Ont., “Dode” Maisonville, Propr. This building waserected in the year 1855, on the Northeast corner of Pitt and Ouellette avenue, by Mrs. Beeman. The contractor was John Shoreland, and Thomas Gray, carpenter and jointer, of Sandwich, did nearly all the...

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1415 Janette Avenue

June 16, 2014
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This factory at 1415 Janette at the corner of Jannette and Ellis, has always made me wonder what it used to be. I recently came across this photo in an ad in the Windsor Star from 1955, showing the new Canadian Plant of Tums. Who knew that Tums were once made in Windsor? The...

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Ouellette and University c. 1925

June 13, 2014
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An interesting shot looking west along London Street (today’s University Ave) from the intersection of Ouellette and London. The Labelle Building is on the left, and the Imperial Bank on the right. In the distance beyond the street car is the Capitol Theatre at Pelissier. A nice snapshot of downtown Windsor about 90 years...

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Downtown Looking West – c. 1905

June 9, 2014
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I believe that the intersection in the lower left hand side is either Pitt and Mercer or Pitt and McDougall. I like this shot, a nice scene showing the bustling little town at the end of Ontario.

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Windsor Water Works

June 6, 2014
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From the Township of Sandwich, published in 1907 by Frederick Neal, a photo of the Windsor Water Works. This building was built in 1873 and was on the north side of Riverside Dr at about Langlois. Today only the late built (1914) pump house remains standing. The water works were replaced in the late...

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