Arsonist At Large

Right next door to the two houses that went up on April 11th, is this old building was built in 1890, and is likely destined for the dumpster. It was torched on Tuesday night. For coverage of the fire, but sure to visit Windsor Visuals. Old elements, like the cast iron (?) posts that once divided the display windows on the facade of this old retail store. According to the 1919 City Directory…
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Windsor Truck and Storage

A recent email from a reader was asking me about Windsor Truck & Storage. The drawing above is an architects rendering that appeared in the Border Cities Star, February 21, 1928. The building that we know today is actually two buildings. With the clock tower section…

Call For Volunteers

I received an email from a regular reader, who asked me to pass along this information on this worthwhile event: Returns for Leukemia Research is a fundraising initiative of The Beer Store and its employee union, UFCW Local 12R24, to raise funds for the Leukemia &#038…
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Canadian Bridge Company - Part 1

A while back I got an email from a reader who wanted to know a little something about the Canadian Bridge Company, another part of Windsor Industrial Heritage. From the collection of Chris Edwards The first batch of photos comes from the collection of Chris Edwards. Chris put together an exhibition on the Windsor works of Albert Kahn at the Art Gallery of Windsor, at the same time as my Windsor…
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Mount Francis

HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU… HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU… HAPPY EARTH DAY MOUNT FRANCIS… HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU! What a mess. There is no one involved in this strike who doesn’t reek of garbage. As someone who’s been out of work since the end of 2008…

Mandarin Gardens

1928 newspaper ad for the Mandarin Gardens on Ouellette Ave. The Mandarin was located on Ouellette across the street from the Palace. Another view, this one from higher up, looking north on Ouellette, the top of the Mandarin Gardens sign is visible here. I have no listing…