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Grace Hospital

Today we head over to the abandoned Grace Hospital site. Many Windsorites came into the world at Grace Hospital, my Mother included back in 1946. The photo above dates to 1920 and comes from the collection of John Stefani. Many thanks to John for scanning and sending along the photo. Now to the former Hospital grounds. The house above caught fire and burned to the ground around 1920 IN 1960. In…
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John Richardson Library

1932 2007 The Major John Richardson Library opened November 7, 1928. It was named after Major John Richardson (1796-1852), the first novelist to reside in the Windsor area. It was designed by the local firm of Cameron & Ralston, led by David J. Cameron with partner…
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Norton Palmer - 1938

This postcard from 1938, shows Windsor’s Norton-Palmer hotel, as well as the sister hotel acorss the river in Detroit, the Hotel Norton. The back of the card reads: NORTON-PALMER HOTEL NORTON HOTEL Winsdor, Ont. – Detroit, Mich. MODERN – FIREPROOF Situated in the centre of down-town district overlooking the beautiful Detroit River and convenient to all roads of transportation.
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Old Photos

A few more old photos sent to me by John Stefani, from the collection of Bernie Drouillard. The S.W. & A. terminal on University Ave. Both buildings are still standing, the one on the right has just had a recent facelift, and was known as “The Junction” in…
Apartment BuildingsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Holland Manor

On Assumption Street and Lincoln, you’ll stumble across one of Windsor’s more architecturally interesting Apartment Buildings. The Holland Manor is an impressive Tudor Revival Apartment Building, with three separate entrances built in 1925. The stone…
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Old C.A.A.

I noticed the other day that the death fences had sprung up around the old C.A.A. building on Ouellette Ave @ Gilles. It was in the basement of this building that I was taught to drive a car by the man who ironically is now my city councilor. The building sports the…
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Stott House

At Riverside Drive East and Thompson in Old Riverside, is this great old house built in 1930. It was built by Detroiter Ernest Stott, son of David Stott. A few years back a giant garage was built by the current owners, a local Auto Parts Mogul. The garage was surprisingly…