Old PhotographsReader SubmissionWindsor

Yawkey Farms

This came from a reader named Ken. He received this photograph from his grandmother in 1995, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about the barn pictured here? Yawkey Farms was located (I believe) out towards the Brighton Beach/Ojibway area, and was so named due to the connection to the Yawkey family who were affiliated with both the Detroit Tigers and later owned Boston Red Sox. Any…
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Old PhotographsReader SubmissionWindsor

Central United Cornerstone

A few weeks back, we took a look at Central United Church on Ouellette Avenue. The photo above comes from a reader Scott, who is the 5th generation at Central United. Above is a photo taken in 1904 at the laying of the cornerstone of the new (and present) church. A neat…
Old AdsWindsor

The Ryancrete Model Home

One day going through the microfilm, I came across this ad for the Ryancrete Model Home. I did a pass along Mathew Brady and found the house still standing at 415 Matthew Brady. The address listed in the ad as 205, was for the old numbering system of the Town of Riverside. The house appears to be pretty unchanged from the outside from when it was new in 1950, it even still has the original…
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Bentley's Roadhouse

There has been some work going on down at 755 Ouellette Ave. lately, at the former Bentley’s Roadhouse. I noticed a dumpster outside a few weeks back, and the building is going to be converted to retail, with apartments above. The owners are the same people who own the…
Old Newspaper StoriesOld PhotographsWindsor

952 Victoria Avenue

The photo above ran in the Border Cities Star in November, 1927: More evidence of the building that has gone on in the Border Cities this season is shown above in the English type cottage, completed at 666 Victoria avenue, between Ann and Erie streets. Steven F. Robarts is the builder, and this is the last of six houses of similar character which comprise his season’s program. Looks like…
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Walkerville Garage

In November 1912, the following rendering appeared in the Evening Record, showing a rendering for a Garage for Mr. George Reid, Kildare Road, Walkerville. The plans were drawn up by Walkerville based architects Smith & Walker. Smith & Walker also designed the…