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W.D. Lowe – 1927

Today’s post features another vintage photograph from the newsrooms of Detroit. No ID on the back of this one, but likely from the Detroit Times. The date stamp on the back reads “Dec. 15, 1927”, however it was clearly not taken in December. It is probably a print made from a much earlier photo. The caption on the back reads:

“Border Cities”
Windsor is proud of its Technical School

The school was built in 1923, by local the architectural firm of Cameron & Ralston. When the building opened it was known as the Windsor-Walkerville Technical School. It was later renamed W.D. Lowe in honour of the first Principal of the school.

A photo of the 1927 Hockey team, with W.D. Lowe.

The school was closed [around 2004] in 2000, and its future remains uncertain. The building has served as temporary quarters for grade schools while under reconstruction. First for students from Begley, and now currently for the students of John Campbell and the future David Suzuki school.

My favourite part of the photo at the top, is this little side scene along Parent Ave. Two cars parked with a guy looking for something in a wagon… Also note the old streetlight, street sign and the streetcar tracks along Parent.

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