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Jackson Park – 1953

An interesting photo taken from the 1954 Windsor Centennial Program showing a aerial view of Jackson Park. Seeing as the program was published in 1954, I am assuming that the photo was a stock one taken at least the year before in 1953. Looks like there was some kind of fair going on in the area where the Lancaster used to be…

My favourite part of the photo is the intersection of Ouellette and Tecumseh, before Ouellette was expanded. Ouellette continues as driveway into Jackson park. The north east corner was home to a a gas station, and on the south west corner…

Is the famous Mario’s. The building however was originally known as the Driving Park Hotel. I’m not sure if any part has survived into the building that’s there today, or if it’s a rebuild on the site. Also, this looks a little farther from the corner than the building today, however I’m sure that Ouellette was widened when it was expanded…

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